Photos Courtesy of: Collegedale Police Department.
Vandals strike a school in Hamilton County.
Now police are asking for your help catching vandals who destroyed thousands of dollars worth of school property.
"It's disheartening. You come out and you see that kind of damage and you wonder you know, what are people doing?" said Vice-Principal Travis Crawford.
Pictures provided by the Collegedale Police Department show just how much damage the vandals did.
"A parking sign that is mounted with a big concrete base was thrown through a truck windshield," said Detective Brandon Allen.
But they weren't done with the school's pick-up just yet.
"They hit the side of the truck and the hood with concrete blocks, cinder blocks and busted out all the lights on the truck as well," said Allen.
Then police say the vandals moved to other parts of the school. A trailer made to carry band equipment was thrown onto it's side. Police also say they tipped over a vending machine and threw tennis court benches into the woods next to the property.
"It's senseless. It ends up hurting students, that's who it hurts cause financially, or taking possibly something away from them," said Crawford.
School vandalism that Detective Allen says is the worst he's ever seen.
"Patrol was extremely shocked. The school staff was shocked. I mean it's a good community and for something like this to happen, we don't like that," said Allen.
But throughout it all, school officials are remaining positive.
"We're just going to keep on moving forward. It doesn't affect us at all. We're going to keep doing the things we do. We're not running scared from anything of this. It's just life," said Crawford.
Detective Allen says the vandals caused between seven to ten thousand dollars worth of damage.
If you have any information, you're urged to contact the Collegedale Police Department. By Alyssa Spirato