Vandals hit high school at start of Homecoming Week

News 12 First at Five, October 15, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---It's Homecoming Week at Augusta's George P. Butler Comprehensive High School...but the week is off to a bad start after vandals struck early this morning.

The good news is there's a surveillance tape of the vandals in action.

Administrators discovered the Lumpkin Road school had been broken into when they arrived this morning. The break-in happened around 3:30.

The principal tells us he's not sure who did this, but he knows they came through the window. Nine classrooms were damaged. Drawers and desks were ransacked and the place was a mess. It took two hours this morning to clean it all up.

Nothing was stolen, and no one was hurt.

Students were temporarily moved to the gym, but by 9 o'clock they were back in classrooms and back to a normal routine.

Butler administrators and investigators are still reviewing the surveillance video.

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