investigation of vandalism at Kodiak high school and middle school has led to
one juvenile male being taken into custody. Kodiak police continue to look for
more suspects in the incident that resulted in damage to both schools over the
Sunday morning Kodiak Police were called to the two adjacent schools to
investigate a burglary and vandalism. Investigation by the officers determined
that entry was made to the Middle school hours before the crimes were
discovered. According to a police report, the suspect, or suspects, broke windows
and damaged school computers and musical instruments. Several fire
extinguishers were discharged in the high school and the school security
cameras and monitoring system were also targeted. The preliminary damage
estimate provided by the school district is
The investigation is ongoing and more information on the
case may be released today.
fleet of Kodiak police cars were parked at the high school Sunday morning and
crime scene tape was draped across the front entrance of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Signs at the door of the high school announced that all weekend
activities at KHS were cancelled. Some district administrators and staff
entered the high school but did not comment about the situation.
afternoon, Superintendent Stewart McDonald gave an overview of the situation.
(Schools 1 "It
looked like ... start school Monday."
Because of the investigation,
McDonald didn't offer more details about the damage.
He said that security at the school has been an on-going
struggle because of the design and some unfortunate habits.
-- (Schools 2 "So we don't ... have to determine.")
As far as the cost of repairs,
McDonald thinks that insurance will cover most of the expense.
-- (Schools 3 "Good news is ... that's
to the superintendent, district maintenance staff worked overtime to put things
back in order. And if McDonald sounds surprisingly upbeat, that's because of
the choice he's made.
-- (Schools 4 "The thing is ... things for
re-cap, the Kodiak Police Department has taken one juvenile male into custody
and are continuing to investigate vandalism that took place at the high school
and middle school over the weekend.