Vandals damage house of Youngstown schools CEO


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police are investigating acts of vandalism targeting the home and property of Youngstown schools CEO Krish Mohip.

According to a police report, officers were called about 12:40 a.m. Thursday to Mohip’s house on Genesee Drive after someone threw a brick through a downstairs window.

Mohip told police that he was upstairs in bed when he heard a window on the bottom floor break. Police found glass on the floor of the rear part of the house.

“I’m not going to lie to you and say it’s not scary. It is very scary. You don’t know if someone’s coming in to harm you. You don’t really know what’s happening,” Mohip said.

This is the third time Mohip has been the target of vandalism. In April, police say someone broke a window at a house he was renting on Lynn Drive while he was out. Police found half of a brick lying on the living room floor. In May, Mohip said someone smashed his car window.

“I don’t know whether it is an adult or if it’s a child,” Mohip said. “I do know sometimes I do make decisions that sometimes people don’t like.”

Mohip said the whole experience is unsettling but says no amount of bricks or smashed glass can stop him from doing his job.

“It’s not going to slow anything down. It is not going to stop the changes that have to happen in the district. It is not going to remove me from my seat,” Mohip said. “I am not going to just pick up and run. That is not what this is going to do to me.”

Mohip says if the people doing the vandalizing have an issue with him or the way he’s running the district, he’d welcome a conversation with them to talk about it in person.