Vandals Hit Ansonia School

The sign on the gate outside of the Emmett O'Brien Regional Vocational Technical School says no trespassing, but vandals disregarded the warning and destroyed property at Ansonia school, said police. It happened sometime over the weekend.

The vandals went on the roof, broke drain covers and cut a two foot gash in the roof, said police. The cut allowed water to seep into an inside classroom, damaging four computers.

"These individuals also gained access to four school buses, at which time they caused a significant amount of damage to those buses, both on the interior and exterior part of the buses," said Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police.

The damage, which can't be seen from the road, was discovered Monday morning. State police were called into investigate. Larry Cramp, who lives across the street, says they came knocking on his door.

"He came over and asked me if I saw anything suspicious, I said no. I said I saw a few kids sitting on the corner over there, but that happens a lot around here," said Cramp.

State police have are following up on a few leads. The vandals caused anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 in damage.

"Any vandalism to an educational institution is senseless. It's a cost to the state for the repairs. It's an inconvenience to the students," said Lt. Vance.

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