A suspect has been arrested for smashing a vehicle through the east side entrance of the Mini Thni (Morley) Community High School on Apr. 12 at 6:44 a.m.

The man drove a blue Hyundai Elantra through the entrance of the school, located in the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, causing more than $150,000 in damages.

smashed carThe vehicle used has been seized by the RCMP. (photo/Cochrane RCMP)

The vehicle was located and seized. A search warrant is pending.

Closed-circuit television shows the Elantra being driven down several hallways of the school causing extensive damage, explains Cst. Bonnie Sauve, RCMP public information officer. It forced the closure of the school until repairs could be assessed and made to allow for the safe entrance of students and staff.

The Stoney Education Authority announced today the school will reopen tomorrow (Apr. 19).

Cst. Sauve says the investigation is ongoing and the name of the suspect will not be released until the information is sworn.

Those with any information that could aid with the investigation can contact the Cochrane RCMP at (403) 851-8000 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com, or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

photophoto/Cochrane RCMP