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Theme School vandalized

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the person or persons who vandalized the Newton County Theme School over the weekend.

According to a CPD incident report, Officer Austin Knight responded to the school Monday afternoon in reference to property damage. When he arrived, the complainant told him that vandalism had occurred in a computer lab in room 309.

According to the report, Knight observed that the smart board in the room had been vandalized with gray paint and an obscene phrase had been written on it. There was no other damage to the room.

The complainant reportedly told Knight that the basement doors, northwest doors and windows in room 309 may have been unlocked and therefore, provided easy access into the building. According to the report, the complainant also said that the incident most likely occurred between the evening of June 29 and the morning of July 3.

Newton County School System (NCSS) spokesperson Sherri Davis-Viniard said the school system does not know how the person gained access into the building. She also said the active board would be replaced with a surplus one already in stock.

“As a result, we won’t need to purchase a new one,” she said.

The cost of the board was not available.