FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – On Friday afternoon, the boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders from Huntland School in Franklin County were forced to cancel their games after thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen from their team bus.
According to Principal William Bishop, cell phones, computers, jerseys, and shoes were among the items stolen off the bus.
As a result of the burglary, Huntland canceled Friday’s games.
Principal Bishop estimates more than $6,000 worth of items were taken. He said they will have to completely replace the girls’ jerseys, which cost $100 each.
Despite the burglary, the principals is optimistic. “We’re hoping somewhere, someway, there will be good that comes out of this. My mom and dad have always taught me there’s always a lesson or blessing in any situation,” Bishop said.
Principal Bishop said on Monday the Manchester Chief of Police Mark Yother and Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman visited Huntland School.
He stated, “They were very sorry this happened in their city and they were going to do everything they could, and that humbled us to know that they cared enough to come and talk to us.”
The Manchester Police Department is investigating the crime and said they do not have any strong leads at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 931-728-2099.
For donations to Huntland School, an account has been set-up for them through “Citizens Community Bank” In Huntland.
The games versus Middle Tennesse Christian School have been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2 beginning with the girls’ game at 6 p.m.