Suspects damage classrooms at 2 Flagstaff schools

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Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas
Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas
Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas
Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas Coconino County sheriff's deputies and detectives are investigating extensive criminal damage to Cromer School in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Two Flagstaff schools were vandalized this week and authorities are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect or suspects involved.

Officials left Cromer Elementary School, 7150 Silver Saddle Road, at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and returned at 6 a.m. the next day to find extensive damage inside multiple classrooms.

Detectives believe that at least one of the suspects was a person of small stature or a juvenile because only a small-framed individual would be able to enter one area that was accessed during the crime.

Due to the extensive widespread damage it has been difficult for school officials to determine if anything is missing, according to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives have not found any signs of forced entry and believe the suspects may have been in the building when it was secured Wednesday evening.

Flagstaff police officers and detectives are investigating a similar incident at another school. Sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, unknown suspects entered Project New Start at 4000 N. Cummings St. and damaged several classrooms.

Detectives from both agencies are working together in an attempt to identify and apprehend all involved suspects.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff's Office at 928-774-4523 or 1-800-338-7888 or Flagstaff/Coconino Silent Witness at 928-774-6111.