Ephrata Police were called to the Ephrata Senior High School on 06-05-18 for the report of vandalism to a tree.
School officials reported person(s) unknown attempted to cut down a mature approximately 40ft tall maple tree located at the rear school parking lot near the Ephrata War Memorial Field.
The tree was cut through from both sides leaving little to keep if standing. The school district had no alternative but to remove the tree for safety reasons based on damage, instability and keep it from falling and causing further damage or injuries.
Investigation into the incident it ongoing with the Ephrata Police and school officials reviewing surveillance video and speaking with witnesses.
Ephrata Police and the Ephrata School District are asking if anyone has any information regarding this incident to please call the Ephrata Police at 717-733-8611 or 717-738-9200 or the School District. Also those with information can leave a tip with the Ephrata Police at the police Facebook page or Ephrata Police Crime Watch.