Enid police: 2 arrested for shooting out windows on the NOC campus
ENID, Okla. (KOKH) —
Enid Police have arrested two men accused of shooting through windows at Northern Oklahoma College over the weekend.
According to police, Chandler Stanley, 18 and Elijah Rummel, 20, admitted to shooting several buildings on the campus with a BB gun. The men are facing felony vandalism charges after causing about $10,000 in damages.
"The money to fix the windows will come right out of the same budget that we use to pay for salaries, pay for repairs, pay for lab equipment, pay for band equipment. So it's just money that we could have used somewhere else," said Dr. Ed Vineyard, Vice President of the Enid campus.
Six windows were destroyed at the college's athletic field house, another three have to be replaced inside a dorm building.
"In this time of budgets we hate to lose any dollars so to have something that we have to replace, instead of purchasing more is kind of a sad thing," Vineyard said.
According to an arrest report, one of the men said the reason behind the vandalism was to "get back at the college for charging students so much money."
"I just don't know what tuition they're thinking about because Northern Oklahoma College is the most affordable college in the state," said Vineyard.
Both men were booked into the Garfield County jail.