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Elementary schools vandalized in Aberdeen neighbourhood

Four windows were broken on the front of Aberdeen Elementary School last weekend

KAMLOOPS – The weather has warmed and with it has come an upswing in vandalism, most recently at two South Shore elementary schools.

School District 73 Facilities Manager Art McDonald says Pacific Way Elementary and Aberdeen Elementary schools both had windows broken last week.

“It’s nothing out of the ordinary,” he notes. “It’s weather-dependent. We don’t get as much when it’s minus 30 degrees out.”

McDonald estimates six windows will need replacement and adds the buildings have also been tagged with graffiti.

He adds no other schools have been vandalized in the past week.

Representatives at the district have filed a police report, which McDonald says is typical for them when there's more than two windows broken at a time.

-This story was edited at 8:06 a.m. on March 3 to include information of a police report

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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