CAROL CITY (CBS4) – A person suspected of vandalizing Carol City High School on Memorial Day has been arrested.
Miami-Dade Schools police confirmed that Carol City High student 18-year old Jireh Moore was taken into custody. They did not say if they expected more arrests in the case.
Surveillance cameras at the school captured a male wearing a mask, black pants and a Carol City High School t-shirt seen spraying graffiti on the school’s walls. Expletives were used in reference to Principal Ja Marv R. Dunn.
There was also a “hit list” and the number 2012, an apparent reference to the graduating class, is seen on picnic tables.
Students like 10th grader Kierra Felton told CBS4 that they will not forget what they saw.
“I saw some graffiti saying hit list and then the principal’s name out there on the side of the school,” she said. “I think it was childish. I don’t know why you’d go to school to do something like this. You shouldn’t have done this. I’d say to this person who did this that you should get a life.”
Miami-Dade Schools Police Sgt. Ivan Silva said there was about $15,000 worth of damage from the graffiti and $7,000 worth of damage to two vending machines.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call Miami-Dade Schools Police at (305) 995-COPS (2677) or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).