Centennial High School closed Friday after teen drives into building

Charges pending against the 17-year-old driver
Centennial High School closed Friday after student drives through building
Posted at 11:36 PM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-14 14:30:00-05

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Centennial High School will be closed on Friday after a teenager drove their car into the school building, causing extensive damage.

According to Franklin Police, the crash happened at about 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

Officers were told that someone had driven a car into Centennial High School on Mallory Lane, but by the time officers got there, the driver had fled.

A short time later, investigators said the suspect's vehicle was seen on Interstate 65. Williamson County deputies pursued the driver, who was eventually taken into custody a little after 9 p.m. at Page High School on Arno Road.

Franklin Police said no one was injured in the crash. On Friday, the 17-year-p;d was charged with aggravated vandalism, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to report a crash and felony evading.

Centennial High School will be closed to students Friday while crews assess and repair the damage.