Police have raided the home of a 19-year-old Massachusetts man who is accused of vandalizing a school and committing a hate crime.
Only necn's cameras were rolling as a team of Winthrop detectives removed boxes and bags of evidence from Ciaran Dillon's home.
Police say Dillon broke into Winthrop High School overnight, used a sledge hammer to trash it and drew swastikas on a whiteboard.
"He had the sledge hammer, he damaged some white boards, he damaged the big screen, large screen TVS, some walls," Lt. Frank Scarpa of the Winthrop Police Department said.
The motive behind his spree is unknown.
"We have some ideas that we are compiling, but we haven't determined that yet," said Scarpa.
Police also say Dillon stole media equipment, including cameras and computer equipment.
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They say he was in the school overnight for a couple of hours. It's unclear exactly how he may have gotten in, but it appears through a back door.
Police were called to the scene when a morning janitor found the destruction. At first, police didn't know if the suspect was still in the school, so they delayed the opening until 11 a.m.
The media room and locker sustained the most damage, which is estimated to be between $10,000-20,000, according to police.
Police say Dillon was once a student in Winthrop but wasn't currently.
He's allegedly committed similar crimes in the past and is very "familiar to the department."
Late Thursday a group of detectives could be seen executing a search warrant at his house.
Dillion is being held on $10,000 bail. He'll be arraigned Friday in East Boston district court.