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Can You Help Identify Greer High School Vandalism Suspects?

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GREER, S.C. -

Police are asking for the community’s help identifying three men who broke into Greer High School, costing taxpayers up to $1,000 in damage.

The school’s 45 security cameras caught them all on tape.

The three men broke the transmission of an athletics bus when they tried to hot wire it, busted the windows of a van and then broke into the school building. They broke several other windows down the hallway and in the cafeteria area.

“The schools are the property of the taxpayers. And dollars are very precious and very tight right now, and have been for the last eight or 10 years. And to have to use precious dollars to replace senseless vandalism, just really defies any judgment that anyone has," said Greer High School Principal Marion Waters.

But he said it could have been a lot worse.

“Our custodial crew had secured the building well when they left that Thursday evening. All interior doors to classrooms were locked," said Waters.

So were the stairwell doors, leaving the three men unable to get into any classrooms. The suspects did not take anything from inside the building.

Greer Police Lt. Jimmy Holcombe said the school’s security cameras don't just keep students safe -- they help catch bad guys.

“It's a whole lot easier making identification. It's a whole lot easier to determine what was done and what was taken, and stuff like that. So we love cameras out on the scene," said Holcombe.

Since investigators found no useful fingerprints on the scene, Holcombe said the security footage is their best bet to catch these three men.

He said if the video leads to any arrests, it could be helpful in the courtroom too.

If you have any information you are asked to contact Investigator Jason Bash at 864-848-5351 or at jbash@cityofgreer.org.

This kind of vandalism does cost taxpayers money, but it's hard to say how much. The Greenville County School District tracks how much is spent on repairs every year, but not whether the repairs were caused by vandalism.

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