Vestaburg Community School vandalized, thousands in damages

By Daily News • Last Updated 3:29 pm on Monday, July 16, 2012

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — Vestaburg Community Schools is facing thousands of dollars in damages to the Community School Complex after the building was vandalized on Sunday.

Montcalm County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Vestaburg School Complex early Sunday morning and discovered several thousands of dollars in damage inside the building.

Deputies were called to the school by the Richland Township Fire Department as they had responded to a fire alarm at the school and discovered a break in had occurred.

According to information provided by the sheriff’s office, It appears the suspects entered by breaking the skylight on the roof.

Once inside the school, the suspects broke several classroom windows and used spray paint to write obscenities on desks, windows, doors and walls.

The suspects also poured cleaning chemicals on the floors and sprayed fire extinguishers randomly. The spraying of the fire extinguishers tripped a fire alarm.

According to Superintendent Jeff Beal, nothing appeared to be missing from the school and the motive of the crime was destruction of property.

This incident remains under investigation.

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