High school practice football field vandalized
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:18:08 GMT — A high school football practice field was damaged and police are looking for the public's help to find out who did it.It happened around midnight on Saturday at Chippewa Hills High School, where the suspect left skid marks on the parking lot's pavement and tire marks in the school's practice field.All the school could see from the security camera footage was a light by the field area late Saturday.The kids that I talk to are great kids," Steve Huffman, owner of a bakery across the street and community advocate, said. "Just like good parents, they are sad and angry that people would mess up their school, field, or anything. Obviously, there's somebody that thought it was cute. Somebody thought it was funny. 99 percent of the kids think it TMs terrible. It TMs bad when kids, or whoever, get so distorted that they get enjoyment out of hurting people or property. It TMs too bad.Bob Grover, Chippewa Hills School District Superintendent, says maintenance staff has been working on re-leveling the trenches. and that they are relying on the community for any tips to find out who caused it. Hopefully we'll get some more feeds over the next few days and if we do, then we will fully prosecute," Grover said. "If they were students, we would have them brought before the Board of Education because that's vandalism, a violation of our policies."Superintendent Grover believes they may have been driving off-road vehicles because of the wheel base between the tires."It's always a frustration when this kind of event happens," Grover said. "You hope that it TMs not student-involved. You hope that people have enough respect for their school and district. We were well supported by our communities by passing a bond. We don TMt want to see anything destroyed or damaged that our community has provided money to construct, build, or put together.The football team, in the meantime, has practiced around the trenches.If you have any information about this incident, please call the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office at 231-592-0150.