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News Sheriff’s Office looking for information in MVI tree theft

Students from Mrs. Gibbs class work to replant trees after having six stolen last week. Sandy Lopez, Mckinley Ledford, Dorian Provencher, Deakan Greene, Casssidy Ford, Matthew McLeod, Dean Roberts, Case Robinson, Josh Hilliard, Jennifer Fuentes, Faith Bourque, Mason Coggins, Brandon Birmingham, Mrs. Gibbs, Sebastian Lemmons, Ian Brodnax.Students at Mountain View Intermediate spent last Monday planting trees around the campus as part of a nature lesson on the changing seasons.

By Tuesday morning, all six of the trees planted by the students the previous day had been dug up and stolen.

The trees, which included crabapple and weeping cherry trees, were estimated to total about $500. This is the second time that trees have been removed from the school, the first incident occurred over the Thanksgiving break.

Members of the community have reached out to Mountain View Intermediate and the students have continued to work hard and so far two of the six trees have already been purchased and will be planted soon.

The incident was caught on the school’s surveillance video and shows a red extended-can Nissan truck with no license plate tag drive up and remove the trees.

According to Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, there are no leads in the case at this time. Holland encourages the community to view the surveillance video below and contact the Sheriff’s Office with any information.

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