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Update (12:30 p.m., Jan. 14, 2022): The Franklin Police Department has charged the unidentified teen with aggravated vandalism greater than $10,000, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to report a crash and felony evading.

Police confirmed in an updated news release that the male suspect is a Williamson County Schools student, but it's not known if he attends Centennial High School.

FPD Public Information Officer Lt. Charles Warner said in an email that the act appears to have been intentional, but as the student is charged as a juvenile, details of the incident, including his identity are sealed by the court. 

And while Friday classes were canceled at CHS, tonight’s scheduled basketball game will take place.

Original Story (9:58 p.m. 01/13/22): A vehicle crashed into Centennial High School on Thursday night, damaging the building to the point of closing the school on Friday and resulting in charges against the 17-year-old driver.

The school will be closed Friday in response to the damage. 

According to a Franklin Police Department news release, the crash occurred around 8:41 p.m. when police responded to the scene where they found "significant damage" to the building. 

Police reported that the unidentified teen driver fled the scene before police arrived and was soon spotted on Interstate 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 p.m.," police said in the news release. 

Police also released a photo of the damage, showing shattered metal and glass doors that have been separated from the building.

No one was injured in the incident, and the identity of the driver and pending charges have not yet been made public as law enforcement officials continue to investigate.