A Highland Park High School football player was arrested Monday after he allegedly confessed to chopping up several holiday yard displays, then hiding two machetes on his school's campus.
Kace Coyle, 18, is facing a third-degree felony charge for bringing the weapons on campus. School security officers told police they saw Coyle uncover two large-bladed knives hidden near the Highland Park stadium, and continue to walk with them on school property.
The school resource police officer, who is also part of University Park police, interviewed the teen and arrested him.
Coyle admitted using the machetes over the weekend to destroy Christmas displays in eight nearby yards, according to University Park police Capt. Leon Holman. However, police have only two reports of destroyed yard displays.
The Scots football wide receiver confessed to beheading Santa Claus and reindeer ornaments, Holman said. Police believe he may have seen a police car and ditched his weapons near the school.
Highland Park ISD sent a note home with students on Monday, explaining the arrest and the presence of the machetes. The district stressed the importance of student safety and campus security.
Coyle could be charged with criminal mischief if the homeowners decide to press charges.
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