- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

BROOKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - A school in a rural central New York town is resuming classes after being shut down for two days after vandals caused extensive damage to the building.

Officials with the Brookfield Central School District in Madison County say the damage occurred Monday night when the vandals turned on faucets and an emergency shower and eye wash station in the science laboratory.

Officials say the water flooded the building and caused major damage that wasn’t discovered until custodians arrived for work Tuesday morning.

District officials say in addition to soaking walls and floors, the water also damaged records, computers and other electronic equipment.

The school was closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Classes are resuming Thursday morning.

The county sheriff’s office is investigating.

The rural district 45 miles southeast of Syracuse has about 250 students.

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