Four suspects vandalized elementary school in Port Orange and caused $30,000 in damages, police seek help from locals

PORT ORANGE, Florida – On Sunday, four people who haven’t been caught damaged Spruce Creek Elementary School in Port Orange.

Police said that the vandals broke into the Volusia County school around 2 a.m. and caused about $30,000 worth of damage. This number could go up after an inventory of the stolen items, though.

Police say that the four are accused of breaking a number of portable classrooms, two storage sheds, and windows in the main building. On the department’s social media, pictures of the four people were put up.

Volusia County Schools says they got a call about the people who broke into the elementary school the night of the damage.

“At about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2023, the VCS Security Operations Center got a call about people breaking the law at Spruce Creek Elementary School,” VCS Communications Director Angel Gomez wrote. “The SOC dispatcher told the guardians, who went to the school right away to meet with officers from the Port Orange Police Department.”

Gomez also said that afterward, a maintenance team came to help get the school ready for the next day.

Call the police at 386-506-5897 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477 if you know anything about what happened or recognize the clothes that the people in the pictures are wearing.

Jordan Collins

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