Officials search for suspect accused of vandalizing local school


COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? A man accused of breaking into and vandalizing a local school has been identified.

Ivan Lee Smith, 23, allegedly shattered the glass out of the front door to gain entry to Eau Claire High located on Monticello Road on February 15, 2014.

Once inside, Smith is accused of breaking the glass out of several trophy cases, offices, classrooms and the cafeteria.

Columbia Police Department Officers also found graffiti on hallways.

Smith is accused of causing approximately $10,900 worth of damages.

Surveillance video at Eau Claire shows the suspect outside of the school at approximately 6:30AM.

Smith has been known to frequent the Colony Apartments and Palmetto Terrace Apartments.

Chief Santiago encourages citizens with information about Smithâ??s whereabouts or the incident to call, text or submit online their anonymous tip to 1-888-CRIME-SC.