Henryetta officials go after school vandals


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 10/12/2013 12:59 am Published: 10/12/2013 12:23 am


Students at Henryetta tell FOX23 they're offended.

Henryetta's football field and concession stand were vandalized recently.

"We were disheartened that someone would do this again,” said band booster Genie Trammell. “This is a small community…we don't expect these types of things to happen."

This isn't the first time vandals have struck Cameron Field.

Last week, burglars made a mess in the concession stand and the football field with chips, popcorn kernels, and popcorn oil.

This time, they came to steal.

“Everything was torn up.” Trammell said. “They broke into all the cabinets. They broke all the locks."

Then the vandals took the band's fundraising supplies.

"Three trash bags full of candy … every type of candy you can ever imagine,” Trammell told FOX23.

It wasn't enough though. They also hit the football field house.

FOX23 learned the thieves took the team's video camera and a medical bag with $400 of supplies inside.

Players are upset, and so are school officials.

“Coming down to vandalize our house is not settling well,” said senior Jordan Kern.

“At the end of the day, you're just talking about taking away from the kids,” head football coach and athletic director Brandon Turley told FOX23.

FOX23 tried to contact the Henryetta Police Department but received no response.

Turley tells FOX23 police have strong leads in the case.

“They've already interviewed one individual that has basically confessed,” he said. “I believe there are two individuals involved."

Turley tells FOX23 he's seen not only his team but the community come together through this experience.

Someone donated another camera, so they wouldn't lose the opportunity to film tonight's game against Cushing.

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