25 windows and door at new school vandalized

August 30, 1996|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Howard County's newest elementary school received somewhat of a rude welcome last week from a neighborhood vandal.

Howard police are investigating $1,500 in damage done to Ilchester Elementary School Aug. 20 or early Aug. 21.

Twenty-five double-pane, 3-by-3-foot windows and the glass pane of a door at the school were smashed, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a spokesman for the county police.

A 1-foot length of metal pipe, which police recovered, apparently was used, Keller said. The damage was discovered at 4 a.m. Aug. 21 by an officer responding to a call reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area.

The damaged windows and door were repaired quickly by the school system, and no trace of the vandalism was evident at the school's open house on Sunday. The school, which opened to students Monday, is at 4981 Ilchester Road.

Pub Date: 8/30/96

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