Clean-up is ongoing and two students are facing criminal charges after Greenwood Community High School was vandalized.

A high school custodian called police about 1:30 a.m. Saturday to report seeing two people wearing masks at the door of the school, Greenwood Police Department Assistant Chief Matt Fillenwarth said.

When officers arrived, they found graffiti on the outside of the building, Fillenwarth said.

School staff are working to remove the graffiti to brick, limestone and concrete at the main entrance, which was done with spray paint, Principal Todd Garrison said. He expected the clean up and repairs to be done this week. Boards were put up to cover up the graffiti at the high school building off Smith Valley Road.

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Police began investigating the vandalism, and two 14-year-old boys were identified as suspects, Fillenwarth said.

Both boys are students at the high school, he said.

The students will face disciplinary action, which could include suspension, expulsion and restitution, Garrison said. The case is still pending.

The boys could each face a felony charge of criminal mischief, Fillenwarth said. The charge is a felony because it was done to a school, he said.

The investigation is continuing, but is expected to be complete this week, he said.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.