EUREKA, MO (KTVI) - School may be out for summer but vandals aren't taking a holiday. The principal at Eureka High School in the Rockwood District said it's the worst case of vandalism she's seen in a dozen years at the school.
Eureka Police make frequent patrols but apparently in between one of those checks vandals struck early Sunday morning. The spray paint has been removed but the memory is all too fresh.
Deborah Asher is the school principal, "I was physical sick to my stomach it really made me feel sick to my stomach."
Three young males and a female were seen in surveillance video damaging the outside of the school. Tommy Kessler a student, said, "It's kind of nuts that someone would do this to our school after all it's given to us."
There was lots of spray painted profanities and broken windows. Damage was estimated at $5,000. They had to bring in experts to remove the paint. Asher said, "It took a whole entire day with a specialized crew doing it."
Broken glass can be replaced; the principal worries how the vandalism could tarnish the student body image. Asher added, "We have the best kids in any school anywhere and they give so much back to their community and their school and they're so proud of it." Cortney Lassiter is a student, "Eureka is like such a big family that somebody would do that is shocking." They are not releasing surveillance video of the suspects because of student privacy rights. However, if the suspects are criminally charged as adults the public will likely find out who may be responsible.