Marion Oaks School Broken Into, Damaged
Published March 17th, 2014
A school in Marion County was broken into late last week and detectives need your help in catching the suspects.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office says someone or "a criminal team" broke in to Horizon Academy in Marion Oaks late Thursday or early Friday morning to steal petit cash and damage school property at a loss of around $1,000.
A vending machine was completely destroyed and several hurricane proof windows were broken.
The principal of the school says the kids are upset about the vandalism.
"The kids were extremely surprised and disappointed, simply because they said, this is our school, Mr. Sanford, what happened? Why is this going on here at our school and why would someone break in here?," said Troy Sanford, Principal of Horizon Academy.
There are no suspects at this time.
If you saw anything or heard about someone bragging about the crime on social media, please call the Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP.
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