Vandal damages Bella Bella school

Attack on community school causes an estimated $100,000 in damage.

BELLA BELLA—Just weeks after a major fire tore through the local store, residents of Bella Bella were left reeling again after an attack on the community’s only school.

Under construction for the past year, the Bella Bella Community School was nearing completion and preparing for the upcoming school year.

According to RCMP, a lone male entered the school at around 4 a.m. on August 23 and went on a rampage, smashing TVs, Smart Boards and computers, as well as interior and exterior windows.

Paint was also found dumped on the floors and computers.

“The damage sustained to the school was estimated at $100,000,” said Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer. “The community is in shock and the children are visibly upset over this senseless act of violence”.

The investigation continues as police are currently viewing the school’s video surveillance system in hopes of identifying the person responsible. RCMP are asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the Bella Bella RCMP at 250-957-2388.

 

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