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Pasco High School hit by vandals

Published:   |   Updated: April 12, 2013 at 03:12 PM
DADE CITY -

Vandals who hit Pasco High School sometime Thursday night left in their wake graffiti, glued door locks and a stolen vehicle parked in the school’s outdoors commons area, the Dade City Police Department reported Friday morning.

“It sounds like it might have been a senior prank,” school district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said. “It’s not very funny.”

The graffiti, written on outside walls in the commons area, made references to PHS, ZHS and 2013. The initials presumably refer to Pasco High School and rival Zephyrhills High School, police Capt. David Duff said.

The vandals also jammed tooth picks in door locks and sealed them with glue, Duff said. In addition, a window was broken in a vehicle parked near the football stadium.

No arrests have been made.

“It appears to be some sort of juvenile deal,” Duff said. “I don’t know for sure.”

In addition to the damage, the vandalism disrupted the beginning of the school day.

Classes start at 7:35 a.m. at Pasco High, but police were still collecting evidence at that time so students were not allowed to enter the buildings when they arrived on campus, Cobbe said.

Officials began letting some students in between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., she said, and by 8:40 a.m. all classes were in session.

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