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Vandalism at Youngsville High School

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It may take a couple of weeks to cleanup Youngsville High School in Warren County after extensive vandalism over the weekend. Three young men, all former students at the school are now jailed, charged with the vandalism.

 District officials call it the worst school vandalism they have ever seen. Nearly 30 monitors were spray painted in the computer lab, all of them will have to be replaced. Plus, spray paint was used in many of the other rooms. Many of the images were graphic drawings.

 But the worst damage came from the discharge of more than a dozen fire extinguishers. The corrosive residue is now everywhere inside the school. And cleaning it up won't be cheap or easy.

 Acting Superintendent Amy Stewart said, "We just can't walk in with a mop and water and clean up the floor and be on our way. This will have to be professionally cleaned which will be very expensive."


Principal Darrell Jaskolka said, "I have been in education for 28 years. This is probably the worst case of institutional vandalism I have ever seen."

 The three suspects are facing charges including burglary, conspiracy and criminal mischief. Authorities say video surveillance provided key evidence in their investigation.

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