Police search for suspects who shot windows at Evart Elementary
As teachers returned to school Monday morning following the break, one teacher entered her classroom to find shattered glass on the ground and broken windows. The superintendent quickly notified the Evart Police Department, and a K-9 unit from Osceola County Sheriff's Department helped search the area for evidence, said Evart Police Chief Kendra Backing.
"We know that the ammunition that broke the window was discharged from a .410 shotgun, and we know the incident occurred during Thanksgiving break when school was not in session. The school had a half day on Wednesday," Backing said. "Once we released information on our Facebook page, we got some individuals who called and said that they recalled hearing shots Wednesday evening."
No one was injured in the incident, Backing said. It is unknown at this point how much the damage will cost the school district.
"We're thankful that this didn't happen when school was in session, but we need to realize that these things can happen, even in our small town," Backing said.
The Evart Police Department is asking for witnesses to come forward with information regarding this incident. Anyone with information can contact the Evart Police Department directly by calling (231) 734-5911 or leave a tip anonymously with Silent Observer by calling (231) 779-9215.