Police have enlisted the help of the FBI after an ISIS flag was found in place of an American flag on a Hurricane High School flagpole Thursday morning.
Following hours of investigation, including analysis by federal agents, Police have determined the flag swap was not executed by the infamous terrorist group.
“... based on information we received from the FBI we do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State,” Hurricane police said in a news release.
However, police are still searching for the vandal, or vandals, who swapped the flags and spray-painted “ISIS is comi” on a wall of the school.
The graffiti has been removed, as has the flag bearing the terrorist group’s black and white symbol. A new American flag has been hoisted after the old one, left on school grounds, was damaged, the release said.
The school held regular classes Thursday and plans to have classes Friday, as well. According to the news release, police do not believe anyone is in danger.
Police are continuing to follow up on leads and ask that anyone with information about the vandalism call the dispatch center at 435-627-4999.
“As always,” the school resource officer will be at the school to ensure student safety, the release said.