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Portable classrooms damaged at elementary school
Oak Hill

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the people responsible for vandalizing portable classrooms at Oak Hill Elementary School earlier this month.

According to a NCSO incident report, a deputy responded to the school April 9 on a report of a burglary. NCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cortney Morrison said three trailers were damaged in all.

According to Morrison, in one trailer, all of the windows were broken, a fire was set to pencils on the floor and a table and the floors, walls and tables were sprayed with a fire extinguisher. The extinguisher was found outside on the stairs along with burned newspaper.

In another trailer, Morrison said all of the windows were broken. She said a stick was left hanging out from one of the windows and several panels from the bottom of the unit were kicked in.

Morrison said in a third trailer, two windows were broken. In addition, a garbage can with sand was spilled all over the floor, school supplies were broken and several bottom panels were kicked in.

There was graffiti scrawled on the easel and chalkboard in two of the units.

According to the report, the vandalism occurred over a period from April 4-9. 

The Covington News reached out to the Newton County School System for a cost of the damage and will update the story as more information becomes available.