MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Millersville police are searching for the person(s) responsible for stealing thousands of dollars in playground equipment over the weekend.
According to a post on their Facebook page, police said about $3,000 worth of equipment, toys, balls and a pallet of eight-inch molded plastic border timber was stolen from the playground at Life Christian Academy on Stearman Drive.
The timber was supposed to be installed at a later date.
Director of Life Christian Academy, Beth Johnstone, says she is shocked someone would steal from her school and from young children.
“This morning when the children went out to the playground to play they went to swing and there was no swings on the swing set,” Johnstone said. “I just cant understand really who would do it or why they would do it!”
Johnstone says the thieves also left a mess. They knocked over a trash can and spread litter around the parking lot and field.
“The PTO had just helped us purchase this new equipment for the children, so it’s very disappointing. You know just devastating for the children,” Johnstone.
If the culprits don’t return the equipment Johnstone says they’ll have to start their fundraising efforts over to provide a fun, safe space for the kids.
“I don’t understand who would do it to children and to a Christian school. We’re a Christian school. We forgive them, we just wish they’d bring it back,” Johnstone said.
Anyone with more information is asked to call 615-859-2758.