Deputies Search For Suspects After Bridge Creek Field House Vandalized

Monday, August 4th 2014, 7:15 pm
By: News 9

The Grady County Sheriff's Office is calling it the worst vandalism it has ever seen. Vandals broke into the field house of the Bridge Creek High School football team over the weekend and ransacked it.

The superintendent said damages will top $10,000 and the people responsible are looking at felonies.

Mason Trevino and other football players spent Monday cleaning up.

“Very upset, kind of mad, you know because we take a lot of pride in this and so it's upsetting when you see something you take pride in just kind of vandalized and destroyed,” Trevino explained.

Someone broke into the field house late Saturday or early Sunday and destroyed equipment, dumped paint and carpet glue everywhere, then squirted cleaning products all over the place.

"In my opinion, this was not about theft,” Superintendent David Morrow told News 9. “This was about just being destructive.”

The vandals even slammed football helmets into the air ducts overhead and scattered fly bait around the office.

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“I'm just disappointed, disappointed especially if it's someone in our school, disappointed that they would treat facilities like this that we take pride in and try to keep nice,” said Morrow.

The Grady County Sheriff's Office is following up on leads and hoping to solve the case before school starts next Tuesday.

"If it’s an adult, they are hurting children and if it’s a classmate, they are hurting their friends,” explained Morrow.

One good thing to come out of the setback is the outpouring of support. Rivals want to help out, community groups want to donate, the sports clothing line Under Armour is having the team fill out paperwork to possibly replace items and sporting goods vendors want to help replace things, too.

"We can only move forward from here and that’s what we plan to do as a team,” said Trevino. “I feel like we’ve come together more as a team,” he added.

If you know anything about the break-in and vandalism, you are asked to call the Grady County Sheriff’s Office at (405) 224-0984.