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Update: Students, staff overwhelmed with support after vandals trashed their school

Update: 8/5/2014 – Bridge Creek High School has been overwhelmed with support from Oklahoma businesses and citizens after vandals trashed their school.

Some schools donated equipment and practice jerseys so the team can resume preparation for the upcoming football season.

Retail giant Walmart also stepped up with a truckload of donated supplies.

The deputy working the investigation told NewsChannel 4 they are literally going door to door looking for evidence that leads to the culprits.

 

GRADY COUNTY, Okla. – The investigation continues in Grady County, after vandals left a football facility with thousands of dollars in damages. But as the Sheriff’s office focuses on leads, the Bobcats are bouncing back, tackling the cleanup together.

“The kids came in first thing this morning and started cleaning,” said Superintendent David Morrow. “They’re taking pride in their facility, they’re wanting to get it restored.”

Head coach Greg Wallis led the cleanup efforts, with football far from the team’s mind.

“This morning they were still a little awe struck, jaws to the ground,” said Wallis. “This is a pretty tight knit community.”

The community is now reaching out, as the team scrambles to prepare for a season that starts one month from Monday.

“What I’ve been impressed with the most is the outpour of support from the community,” said Superintendent Morrow. “Not just our community, but surrounding communities asking what can we do to help?”

“I don’t want to look at it as a setback,” said senior Bobcat, Mason Trevino. “We can only move forward from here.”

Meanwhile, officials with Grady County Sheriff’s are asking for the communities help in tracking down those responsible.

“I think it’s going to be a student, just with the type of damage,” said Corporal Ryan Lake. “Somebody knows something, and they should come forward.”

Although nothing was stolen, early estimates are 10-20 thousand dollars in damages.

For those who would like to make donations, Bridge Creek is asking that all donations be made out to the Bridge Creek Football Recovery Fund.

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