Fire bug breaks into Walnut Park Elementary

Smithers RCMP are asking people to report suspicious activity after someone tried to start a fire in Walnut Park Elementary.

Walnut Park Elementary School was broken into early Monday morning, a day after a window was broken at the school.

Smithers RCMP were told that a window was broken at the school on Mountainview Drive sometime between 1:30 and 9 a.m. on May 10.

Then sometime during the early morning hours of May 11, a door was broken at the school. RCMP confirmed someone went inside, committed vandalism, and tried to start a fire.

Smithers RCMP said they have had a number of other reports of vandalism to Walnut Park Elementary within the past couple weeks. The police are requesting those living in the neighbourhood to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or activity.

Smithers RCMP can be reached at 250-847-3233. Anonymous tips can be made to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).