Big Bear, CA, June 21, 2011, 8:00 am – Administrators at Big Bear High School are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for vandalism at the school. On Tuesday, June 14th, vandals trespassed into the quad area of the school and painted a large carved bear statue with blue spray paint. Additionally, the word “Rim” was painted on the bear. Although the incident could be considered a year-end prank by rival school district, Rim of the World, Big Bear High Principal, Mike Ghelber, believes Big Bear High students committed the act. According to Mr. Ghelber, those responsible were savvy enough to avoid setting off the motion detectors in the quad area and, therefore, the assumption is that they had inside knowledge of where the detectors are located. A reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals. Additionally, Mr. Ghelber is requesting the public’s assistance for the best means of removing the spray paint and restoring the shellacked carved bear to it’s original condition. Anyone with information about the suspects or who can assist in restoration of the bear is being asked to contact the high school at 585-6892.