Rifle High School vandalized

Two suspects are accused of vandalizing Rifle High School on Sept. 4, a news release states. 

One of the suspects, Kydance Brand, 18, was arrested Sept. 6 for second-degree burglary and criminal mischief, both Felony 4 charges. The other remains unidentified.

After the  Rifle Police Department was alerted to reports of criminal mischief at RHS, School Resource Officer Josh Allison discovered spray-paint graffiti on windows, doors and the main entrance camera doorbell of the school. Upon further inspection, Allison found other spray-painted sections of the high school, including lockers, walls and more doors and windows. 

Rifle High School administration, alongside Allison, later identified Brand as one of the two suspects.

“The hardworking staff and students of RHS do not deserve to have their beloved school defaced by hatred and perversion,” Allison said. “I was disgusted by the disrespectful profanities and distasteful imagery painted on the main entrance, classroom doors, interior walls, and numerous other areas around the building.

“It is a shame that any amount of tax dollars will likely carry this burden. As we move forward, I hope the suspects will receive forgiveness from the RHS family and turn over a new leaf.”

Anyone with any possible information on the incident can contact Garfield County Dispatch Center at 970-625-8095 to be referred to a Rifle police officer or detective.

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