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|Police Investigating; Monmouth-Roseville High School Officials Tallying Damage Caused by Vandals
|Officials at Monmouth-Roseville High School continue to survey the damage caused by vandalism that occurred late last week.
Monmouth and state police are among the law enforcement agencies investigating the break-in at the school that officials believe occurred sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning that led to widespread destruction. Vandals also hit Immaculate Conception School in Monmouth.
Monmouth-Roseville High School principal Jeff Bryan says he's still tabulating the dollar amount of the damage. He tells WGIL expensive equipment was hit hard.
"The office of course has a big concentration of those items in it and we had two copiers in our office that were damaged, our telephone system was damaged up here (second floor), computer monitors were damaged, printers, plus just office equipment, some smaller stuff."
Bryan says the main office and the school's trophy cases were the main targets of what appeared to be solely vandalism, not theft. He says other places in the building where money or other valuable items were available went untouched. Bryan says officials have identified a window that was used as the entry-point to the building. He says police were at the school Monday talking to students.
Nearly every custodian in the district worked over the weekend to help get the building cleaned up and prepared for the return of students Monday morning. Bryan praised them, as well as several students and parents who volunteered to pitch in, once all the broken glass was out of the building, by cleaning in the auditorium. The vandals set off fire extinguishers there and all 560 seats had to be wiped down and areas vacuumed.
Bryan says thanks to the volunteer efforts, the auditorium is open when he thought it would have to be closed off until crews could get to it.
|04 26 10 by Newsroom
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