Samson High School vandalized; damage to cost thousands to repair

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SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN) — A Geneva County man is behind bars for allegedly vandalizing his old high school.

Zachary Stackhouse is charged with one count each for burglary and criminal mischief. A Samson Police Department news release states the 19-year-old vandalized Samson High School.

Zachary Stackhouse

During the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, Feb. 5, he reportedly broke numerous windows and stole property from several classrooms. He’s also accused of destroying a soft drink machine.

Samson High Principal Dr. Bo Adams said the damage will run into thousands of dollars.

“We were able to find some video footage so the police department did a good job,” Adams said. “Of course, we have cameras throughout the campus so that really helped.”

Stackhouse’s total bond is set at $3,000. He’s being held at the Geneva County Jail. The suspect reportedly had gone to the school but did not graduate from there.

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