Vandalism reported at two Rock Hill schools

Two Rock Hill schools were the victims of vandals in the last week, according to Rock Hill Police.

On Monday morning, an administrator at the Applied Technology Center on Main Street reported that both the South Carolina state flag and the American flag had been stolen off the flag pole sometime over the weekend.

Video surveillance from early Monday morning showed an unknown suspect in a vehicle drove up next to the flag poles, parked, then took both of the flags before getting back in the vehicle and driving away, a report states. The video was not clear enough to identify the vehicle or the person.

The flags are valued at $150 and the administrator told police he wanted to press charges if the person was caught.

At Northwestern High School, which is right next to the Applied Technology Center, a Rock Hill police officer was called out on Thursday morning, where an administrator told him that two teenagers painted the word “BLOOD” on the wall of a rear stairwell, causing $100 in damage.

The teens were 14 and 15 years old and admitted to the officer that they had done the damage. The officer also watched a surveillance video that clearly showed the pair in action. Both were released to their parents.