Vandalism Carries Hefty Price Tag for Illinois School

August 3, 2012

Vandals who sprayed the contents of four fire extinguishers all around a gymnasium have left officials at the west-central Illinois school facing a hefty bill for clean-up costs.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports the bill could go as high as $85,000 to clean up Cuba Middle/Senior High School.

School Superintendent Brad Kenser says the district is considering a variety of bids to clean the entire gym, with the lowest bid coming in at $46,000. The district says having the staff do some of the work could reduce that, with bids for the smaller job ranging from $26,000 to $45,000.

The vandalism took place a few days before high school graduation in May. Thirteen 13 people – mostly teenagers – were arrested.

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