SPOKANE-- Investigators in Omak are working to solve a case of massive school vandalism. Thieves targeted the high school and created hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
The school was mercilessly attacked from the office to the classrooms and now the search is on to find those responsible.
Classes are out for spring break but the parking lot is packed with work trucks from companies working to get the building ready for classes Monday.
Maintenance director and Omak alumni Tim Engh, and a small army of workers, are trying to fix what vandals destroyed last Friday. “I think 55 windows on the inside, smashed a lot of computers our security system security and drywall.”
Amateur pictures show the extent of the damage from all over the school. It totals more than $250,000.
Surveillance video shows at least two suspects in action wearing hoodies and masks, using hammers to inflict the damage in the early morning hours.
Police don’t know who the suspects are but the word 'SUR' was written on principal David Kirk’s wall. 'SUR' is short for the gang Surenos.
Students, teachers, and community members all say they are in a state of sadness. Thursday students and staff were able to see the aftermath them selves.
Since Friday's break-in students like Alexa Gee and Taryn Thomas have tried to volunteer their spring break to help.
While crews are able to replace the windows and computers, one thing Principal David Kirk says they can’t recoup everything. Thieves stole items from a shadow box that held the baseball jersey of student Tyler Thompson who died a few years ago.
Kirk says that empty spot on the wall is a symbol for the community.
The community has donated building supplies to help with repairs.
We’re told a company in Seattle area will be donating replacement laptops.