The front doors and windows of McKinley Elementary were found broken and shot out Monday morning.
A delivery man making his regular milk run to the school called in the damage at 3:31 a.m. and officers were sent to the location. There, five bullet fragments were found just inside those front windows and doors, including in the front office. Another bullet fragment was found in the gymnasium by the school's principal after the initial inspection had been made, according to unofficial police reports.
"We have no reason to think that this was anything other than an act of vandalism over the weekend," said Jeff Holm, assistant school superintendent.
Elementary is seen here late Monday morning with some
windows and doors boarded up after an
"We've had people vandalize our buildings before but we've had no threats or anything."
Monday's mess was cleaned promptly and the windows and doors were covered with plywood.
"We were ready to go by school time," Holm said.
Holm went on to say that there was no indication that the vandals had entered the building following the incident and his talks with the principal and other staff indicated that nothing had been stolen and nothing else had been damaged.
"It's a rare occurrence," Holm said of the vandalism. "And we hope it continues to be a rare occurrence."