Vandals cause nearly $20,000 in damage to Deer Park High School

Deer Park High School Damage 3
Credit: SCSO

DEER PARK, Wash. — Vandals caused nearly $20,000 in damage to Deer Park High School earlier this month.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office arrested two young adult men on Tuesday in connection to the incident.

Deputies first responded to the high school on May 6 to find several windows had been broken.

The principal explained the incident happened overnight and deputies said there were several other reports of criminal activities in the area during the same time frame.

Deputies ultimately identified 21-year-old Brandon T. Decker and 18-year-old Cortez A. Moore as the suspects.

During an interview with deputies on Tuesday, Decker admitted to causing the damage, saying he was very drunk and felt the need to destroy something. He told authorities they broke several windows, entered the school to break more and threw bricks from the upper to the lower roof, causing damage.

Moore admitted to being with Decker and breaking one window, but denied causing any damage to the roof.

Both men were arrested and booked for second-degree burglary and first-degree malicious mischief.