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Police Investigate Vandalism At Clayton High School

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CLAYTON, N.C. — The windows in the Clayton High School gymnasium are boarded up after vandals broke into the school Friday night, causing about $10,000 in damage to windows, roof vents, drains and other areas of the school.

Clayton police said they are looking for four suspects in the incident, which occurred at 1 a.m. Saturday.

According to police, 64 windows on the west side of the school were broken by concrete blocks from the outside of the school. Property estimated to be worth $10,000 was stolen from the school, including VCRs and camera equipment.

Police said there was damage to a copy machine and a satellite dish, and graffiti was written on the field-house wall.

It marked the second straight weekend that vandals had struck the school. The previous weekend, vandals caused $500 worth of damage to windows by breaking them with concrete blocks.

The Clayton Police Deparment has beefed up patrols around the school, and the school is offering $500 for information leading to an arrest.

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