State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 3 p.m. July Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday at the Towamensing Elementary School, 7920 Interchange Road in Lehighton.

The victim is the Palmerton Area School District.

Police said someone broke a rope on the flagpole at the school, causing the flag to fall down, and also caused minor damages to the mulch and shrubbery located in front of the building.