Graduation week vandalism at Eagle Valley High School resolved
July 12, 2015
EAGLE — Vandals who struck at Eagle Valley High School the week prior to graduation caused approximately $1,000 damage and have completed disciplinary action set by the school district.
"At this point, we consider the matter closed," said Eagle County Schools Superintendent Jason Glass.
The incident happened during the evening hours on May 14 and was discovered by school personnel the next day. According to Glass, water was left on in an upstairs restroom and the area flooded, causing damage to the floor, ceiling and some drywall. Glass said a maintenance team was able to bring in large dryers and minimize damage.
"The damage ended up being fairly minor. We estimate it at under $1,000," said Glass. "It was far less extensive than we originally thought."
Glass said the students involved in the issue were identified and were subjected to school disciplinary action.
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"We take damage to public property seriously," he said. "We also recognize young people make mistakes. In this case we have identified the students responsible and they have take responsibility for what happened and completed the follow-up action."
When contacted last week, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office noted the police report related to the incident had been sent to the district attorney's office. The Vail Daily's written request for the report was denied by Deputy District Attorney Daniel Tom. The reasons cited for the denial were that it was a juvenile matter and that it was a "school record/discipline" issue.