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Juveniles cause thousands of dollars of damage at historic Reynolds school

Juveniles cause thousands of dollars of damage at historic Reynolds school

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 6:07 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 6:07 PM

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leaders in reynolds are left picking up the pieces at the town's historic elementary scho after vandals broke n. news 18's anna darling shows us what more than 35-thousand dollars in damage looks like. 3<"this is where they broke in"glass shattered.floors covered in fire extinguisher residue.and damage to history that can't be un done."1945 for a trophy case"sharon brooks is the honey creek township trustee."on june the 11th we were notified of the fire alarms going off and therefore the fire department was called up to this place"she said when the fire department arrived, they noticed a back window to the former school was broken."they used a log, it was actually part of the fence"a building that used to be a place of learning for kids, was destroyed by a group of elementary and middle school-aged kids.brooks says two have already confessed. "they were just in here for a hay-day is what they were doing"stand up: the vandals used these hammers to do much of the damage here at the school and one of the ways investigators knew it was kids who did it were the candy wrappers and soda cans left behind"and that wasn't the only incriminating evidence. "we have footprints. and that's how they knew it was juveniles." "oh because of the size of the foot prints?" "yes the size of the footprints and then they have fingerprints too"brooks says they have taken steps to restore the historic building in the past year.it is used for weddings, churches, basketball, and cornhole tournaments."a few kids could have a good time and come in because they were bored and cause $36,000 worth of damage...it's heartbreaking" she says they have had lots of community support.and now it's about cleaning up and moving forward."it'll be back. we're not going to let this be a setback. it will be back"anna daring news 18> 3 brooks says 3they have a 500 for anyone who has information. to find out how you can keep an eye on updates and fundraiser opportunities for the school, head over to our website wlfi.com
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