SUV crashed into Hattiesburg High School Sunday. Source: WDAM
Wreck at HHS
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
Hattiesburg Police are still searching for the driver of an SUV that crashed into Hattiesburg High School Sunday evening.
HPD Chief Anthony Parker said officials have an identification on the suspect, but have not taken that suspect into custody.
Parker said the SUV was heading towards the high school on Quinn Street when the driver ignored the stop sign and North Hutchinson Avenue and plowed through a gate into a HHS building. The incident happened around 6 p.m.
Hattiesburg Public School District Superintendent Robert Williams and Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker both responded to the scene. Officials helped clean-up the building and put the gate back in an upright position.
HPSD officials are still assessing the damage and costs and have not determined how long it will take to repair.
Superintendent Williams said this will not impact school.
The damage to Hattiesburg High School will not prevent normal operations. Classes will resume as scheduled on tomorrow, August 14.