- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of vandals has bulldozed part of a historic school, causing up to $250,000 in damages.

WRC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2jCLUGg) that the vandalism occurred earlier this month at Bancroft Elementary School in northwest Washington. The school, built in 1923, is undergoing construction.

A police report shows that on the weekend of Jan. 7, someone broke into the construction equipment shed and stole the keys to a bulldozer and a backhoe. The next weekend, the suspects returned and used the equipment to vandalize the school’s soccer field, playground and security cameras.

The vandals also defaced the school’s brick walls with black spray-paint.

Police estimate the damage to be between $200,000 and $250,000.

Students have been attending class at a different school during the construction project.

The case is still under investigation.

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Information from: WRC-TV, https://nbcwashington.com

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