MAJOR DAMAGE AT BOTH SCHOOLS
By Maureen Soso
Monmouth Police took the unusual step of issuing a press release following public demands for more information about major vandalism at two Monmouth schools over the weekend.
Police say that unknown suspects broke into Monmouth Roseville High School and Immaculate Conception School during the overnight hours of Friday April 23rd 2010 andthe early hours of Saturday April 24th 2010.
Almost every room in both schools - including libraries, classrooms, locker rooms, and kitchens - were ransacked resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. Both schools also had trophies and trophy cases as well as computers and other electronic equipment destroyed.
Five Monmouth Police Officers and two Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene. The investigators say that evidence was recovered at both schools. Despite the weekend crimes, Monmouth-Roseville High School was in session today, while Immaculate Conception will resume classes tomorrow.