Children Deemed Responsible For Breaking In, Trashing Central Maine School Over The Weekend
It's hard enough to keep our schools adequately staffed these days, not just in Maine but all around the country. It makes things even harder when staff has to be called in over the weekend to clean up after a school has been vandalized. Well, that's exactly what happened at one Central Maine school over the weekend.
According to a tweet from Jake Langlais, Superintendent of Lewiston Public Schools, he says that Longley School in Lewiston was the target of an apparent break-in and subsequent vandalism over the weekend.
WGME 13 goes on to report that the break-in happened sometime on Saturday night at the Longley School, located at 145 Birch Street in Lewiston. Langlais said that the kids made large messes throughout multiple rooms in the school including classrooms and bathrooms.
Among things that were torn apart, WGME reports that mannequins used for the school's medical program were ripped limb from limb during the vandalization.
Langlais says that Lewiston Police Department has already been made aware of the situation and is working hard to help identify those responsible. It's likely that the kids will face, in addition to school consequences, legal consequences for their alleged actions.
Thanks to the hard-working staff at Longley School, the mess was cleaned up during the day on Sunday so that classes could resume without interruption on Monday morning.
Langlais said in part on Twitter on Sunday,
Saturday night 5 children broke into Longley School making a mess of several classrooms, tossing items, damaging mannequins used for medical programming, made messes in bathrooms, serving areas, hallways etc. LPD has already worked to catch those responsible and facilities.