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Vaughn Public School trying to identify vandalism suspect

(VAUGHN) The Vaughn School District is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect or suspects in a string of vandalism incidents on school property.

In October, some of the damage included broken sprinkles on the property of the school. Photo Credit: Vaughn Public School
In October, some of the damage included broken sprinkles on the property of the school.
Photo Credit: Vaughn Public School

In October, the school’s field and water system were damaged by someone who drove a pickup truck on the field.

Most recently, two weekends ago, an individual went dumpster diving on school grounds, then proceeded to cut a fuel line from a school van and work truck. The suspect then siphoned gas from both vehicles.

Maintenance crews were able to fix the lines but Vaughn Public Schools superintendent says it’s unfortunate that resources had to be used on something like that.

Superintendent Jan Cahill released the following statement to MTN:

“Anytime you have somebody that takes it upon themselves to vandalize a school, they are taking away from the educational opportunities for students. There is a cost associated with what they did, not only the cost of the gasoline, but repairing the fuel lines. That money come directly from the money that you use to provide educational services to kids.”

Vaughn Public School believes this is the suspect in relation to the vandalism on school property. Photo Credit: Vaughn Public School
Vaughn Public School believes this is the suspect in relation to the vandalism on school property.
Photo Credit: Vaughn Public School

The same weekend, a building owned by Vaughn Fire Rescue was broken into. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related.

MTN has reached out to the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office for confirmation, but have yet to receive a response.

Elizabeth Transue

Elizabeth Transue

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