FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Homestead High School is working with officials from Bishop Dwenger High School to identify the students responsible for vandalism at a football stadium on Friday night, leaders at both schools said.
Work crews are assessing the damage — expected to amount to thousands of dollars — at Dwenger’s stadium which hosted the game between the schools’ football teams.
Bleachers are missing a railing and some of the benches appear to be bent.
Bishop Dwenger Principal Jason Schiffli declined a request for an on-camera interview, but provided photos showing some of the damage and discussed the status of the investigation.
His counterpart at Homestead, Principal Park Ginder, provided the following statement to Fort Wayne’s NBC:
“Homestead High School administrators are in contact with school officials at Bishop Dwenger High School after reports of bleacher damage surfaced following Friday’s football game. We continue to work with Dwenger staff as the investigation continues.”
The Fort Wayne Police Department said it was called to the stadium on Saturday, after the damage was discovered. Investigating officers noted that social media posts showed students pulling on the raining and holding up pieces that appear to have been removed from the bleachers.
They described the investigation as “active.”