Hooligans splatter Embrun High School with paintballs, release crickets

EMBRUN — Russell County OPP are searching for a pair of hoodie-wearing hooligans who riddled the exterior of Embrun High School with splattered paint balls, left toilet paper strewn through the trees and released “bags” of crickets into the building.

The two suspects were captured on video surveillance, around midnight Friday (April 21), wearing dark hoodies and masks and throwing what appeared to be paintballs at the school.

When police arrived, they discovered the building and several of its windows had been struck with blue paint. Toilet paper was also strewn through the trees and littered the front of the school.  

It appeared the suspects may have gained access into the school by tampering with an emergency door, disabling the locking mechanism. Once inside, according to police, two bags of live crickets were let loose.

A small dark-coloured vehicle was seen leaving the rear parking lot just after midnight.

Assistance is being sought from the public to help identify the suspects and their vehicle.

Anyone who may have any information on this crime is asked to contact the Russell County OPP Embrun Detachment at 613-443-4499 or the OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.

Below, police have released this video still of the vehicle driven by suspected cricket-releasing and paintball-hurling hooligans leaving Embrun High School.


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