Teen Arrested After Driving into Centennial High School; School Closed Friday Due to Damage

From Franklin Police

Teen arrested after driving into Centennial High School
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Franklin, January 14, 2022: Update: Franklin Police are confirming that the 17-year-old suspect in Thursday night’s felony vandalism at Centennial High School is a Williamson County School District student. He has been charged with Aggravated Vandalism >$10,000, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Failure to Report a Crash, and Felony Evading.

Although Friday classes were canceled, tonight’s scheduled basketball game at Centennial will proceed as planned.

At 8:41, Thursday night, Franklin Police responded to a report that a vehicle had driven into Centennial High School. The driver left before officers arrived. Those officers encountered significant damage when they got to the school.

Officers spotted the suspect vehicle a short time later on I-65. The driver refused to stop but was taken into custody by pursuing Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputies at Page High School, on Arno Road, at 9:07 pm.

No one was injured during this incident, which is still under investigation. Charges against the 17-year-old are forthcoming.

Centennial’s campus will be closed on Friday to assess and repair damage.