Authorities are investigating a possible attempted arson incident at Maine West High School, which occurred over the weekend, Journal and Topics Newspapers reported. Windows were broken sometime between Saturday and Sunday at the Des Plaines high school, according to Journal and Topics Newspapers’ report.
Updated, 10 p.m. on May 6:
Staff at Maine West High School cleaned up the press box and near the gymnasium, near where the windows were broken late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, and removed the broken glass before police arrived on the scene, Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner said.
A charred neck from a Southern Comfort liquor bottle was recovered from the scene, Kushner said, but no evidence the building caught fire was found.
“I think it’s drunken kids,” Kushner said.
Police were investigating the incident as an attempted arson, Kushner said, but it was not clear whether or not that occurred.
“We’re looking into it, but we really don’t know,” Kushner said.
David Beery, spokesperson for Maine Township High School District 207, did not have a comment about the incident on Monday, he stated in an email to Patch.