Athletics staff at Chickasha Public Schools began their work week in shock and anger after someone drove onto the football field and did nearly a dozen ‘donuts.’
It happened sometime Sunday night at Memorial Stadium, police said.
“It was devastating to them (staff),” Chickasha Public School Superintendent Rick Croslin said. “They were very upset, (there is) nothing good about it.”
Croslin said staff had just spent a majority of their day Sunday tending to the field, which is gated.
“The gate was left unlocked, which is normally locked,” Croslin said. “(The gate) was kind of pulled (closed) but the padlock was not on that particular night.”
District leaders counted around 10 ‘donuts’ left on the field by a vehicle with a small frame.
Croslin said a bid to repair the natural grass field is upwards of $4,000.
Adding insult to injury, Croslin said a 24 pack of beer was found along with empty cans scattered about the field.
“Apparently the gas cap was not on their gas tank so as they were making the sharp turns, doing the donuts, gas spilled out, so we have some dead grass where gas has gotten on the field,” Croslin said.
Chickasha police told News 9 they are investigating and are currently working several leads.
District officials said its students, at the end of the day, who are missing out.
“There is other ways to do other things,” Croslin said. “If you don’t like us, you don’t have to send us a Christmas card, you don’t even have to speak well of us, but don’t do things that have negative impact on kids.”
The superintendent said the field will be repaired in time for the start of football season.
If you have any information about what happened, contact the Chickasha Police Department at 405-222-6050 or Facebook.