Coventry school buses vandalized, suspects attempted to set Coventry Middle School on fire

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 15:32:55-04

Authorities are searching for two men suspected of vandalizing the Coventry Schools buses and attempting to set Coventry Middle School on fire. 

On June 17 between 11 p.m. and 12:10 a.m., two suspects entered several school buses at the Coventry Schools Bus Garage, authorities reported. The suspects stole first aid kits and fire extinguishers. 

The two suspects, who police said were both men, then went to Coventry Middle School on Cormany Road. The suspects used the fire extinguishers to spray the doors and security cameras.

Then, according to police, the two suspects went to the back of the school and attempted to light the building on fire by lighting construction tar and throwing the ignited tar onto the building. 

Officials said the fire did not set the school building on fire, but the suspects did cause over $2,000 in damages to the building and the door locking system. 

Videos can be seen in the player above of the suspects spraying the school building with a fire extinguisher. 

The suspects were caught on the school's surveillance system. Police described one suspect as a white man wearing red high top shoes, dark colored shorts, and a gray shirt. He had black hair and a black chinstrap-style beard. The second suspect was described as a white man wearing a tan backpack and possibly had brown hair. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Summit County Sheriff's Detective Bureau at 330-643-2131.