SPRING BRANCH - Comal County deputies are investigating an overnight break in that caused one school district thousands of dollars in damage.
It happened just after 3:00am. Vandals hit the B-wing of Smithson Valley High School. At least 27 windows and several doors were completely broken or severely damaged.
“Upon arriving at school this morning the sheriff's department was here already turning it into a crime scene, looking for prints and so forth. So, they've kind of taken the charge on this,” John Montelongo, Smithson Valley High School’s Principal, told us.
While deputies investigated for most of the morning, students were moved to other parts of the school to keep them away from the broken glass and evidence collecting. Montelongo says he can't remember something like this ever happening in the past.
Surveillance cameras posted all over the school captured the act in progress. Principal Montelongo says the hardest part of dealing with this right before school ends is the impact it makes on the older students.
“This is a time to recognize the accomplishments of our seniors. And it really disappoints me that something was done to try and take away from the successes of our seniors,” Montelongo added.
If you have any information on this break in, give them the Comal County Sheriff’s Department a call at 830-620-TIPS (8477).