IT office

Officials believe a window in the county IT office was hit with a shot from a pellet gun.

Staff photo — Cassie L. Smith

McLennan County is having to replace a floor-to-ceiling window pane in a county office after officials believe it was shot with a pellet gun, Maintenance Director T.J. Jackson said.

IT Director Lisa Fetsch discovered a hole in the window after arriving to work Tuesday and finding debris on the floor of her office, Jackson said. The one-story building is at North Fifth Street and Columbus Avenue, across from St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

The sheriff's office investigated and believes a pellet gun was used, Jackson said. The incident happened after-hours, and officials believe no one was in the building at the time, he said.

“They’re pretty sure it came from outside the building and near the church area,” Jackson said. “Probably just some kids, I’d imagine.”

Cassie L. Smith has covered county government for the Tribune-Herald since June 2014. She previously worked as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise and The Eagle in Bryan-College Station. Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.