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Teens believed to be behind massive vandalism at Sanchez

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Authorities believe at least four teens are responsible for breaking into Simon Sanchez High School early morning. The suspects apparently tagged the campus with graffiti, damaging multiple rooms, and taking off with some electronic items. The Home of the Sharks spent most of the day cleaning up the mess they left behind.

It's been an upsetting first week back to school at the Yigo campus.
Melvin Finona, assistant principal at Sanchez, said early morning workers came upon a break-in.

"Around five or so our first staff member noticed the main office was broken into and that's when they did a perimeter sweep," he said.

Vandals used a pickaxe break in from the janitor's storage room.

"It's secured but they did the 'Shining' number, broke the door, and crawled through the hole they made and came into the building and just had their way," he said.

Multiple classrooms and the main office were ransacked. Thieves took off with electronic equipment like projectors and iPads. Guam Police crime scene investigators collected evidence today.

"This is the third time in this past four weeks," Finona said.

The impact caused quite the financial headache, but Finona said they believe four minors were involved. Security cameras are set up in some classrooms, which caught the culprits in the act. Officers also reviewed the footage as part of their investigation.

When asked why he thought someone would trash a school, Finona was perplexed.

"You got me. Boredom, just anger. I don't know," he said. "But if you look at the main office and the effort they used to break some of these doors it seems like angry people to me. We just need the communities help to make sure that they know where their kids are because these are kids and if their parents knew where they were then they wouldn't be here messing our school."

If you have any information about the break-ins and thefts at Simon Sanchez High, you are asked to call police or Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP.

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