The Bossier Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying the person who vandalized Parkway High School early morning on Oct. 19.
Surveillance video from the school shows a young male suspect spray painting on the glass doors and walkway leading into the school around 1:40 a.m. Friday. At one point in the video, the suspect walks away from the glass doors and appears to take a picture of his work.
When the administration arrived at the school Friday morning, they found graffiti spray-painted on the entranceway, including glass doors, windows and the concrete walkway. School officials also found graffiti spray-painted on school banners and flags and on the road leading to the parking lot of the school. Some of the wording included vulgarities and alluded to Parkway’s band, and the entire incident resulted in more than $1,000 in damages and clean-up costs.
Parkway High School is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the vandalism. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Deputy Paul Hopkins, School Resource Officer for Parkway High School, at 759-2209.
In a separate incident Thursday night around 11 p.m., four other persons were caught on surveillance video hanging a school-pride banner at the entrance of Parkway High School. The persons were quickly identified as students from Airline High School, who placed the banner at the school in preparation for Friday night’s football matchup between the two schools. Their actions appear to be unrelated to the vandalism that took place nearly 2 ½ hours later. The four students were very cooperative with the School Resource Officer for Airline High School, and although they will not face charges from the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, they will receive school discipline.