Vandals Destroying What Tornado Left of School

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An eastern Kentucky school, wrecked by a tornado last spring, is now being further damaged by vandals.

Herald Whitaker Middle School in Salyersville has not been used since the storm struck it March 2. WYMT-TV in Hazard reported that while maintenance crews boarded up windows on the first floor, people have been climbing through a torn roof into the building and wrecking anything that wasn't put into storage.

Graffiti is spray-painted on walls and anything left behind after the tornado has been destroyed.

Superintendent Stanley Holbrook said vandals can climb on their trucks and jump right into the shattered second story of the building.

Police have stepped up patrols, but no vandals have yet been caught.

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