Vandalism Pushes Back Start of Classes At Wetmore School

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Vandals at a Wetmore school caused the district to push back classes by a day.

The start of school at Wetmore Academic Center has been postponed from August 17 to the 18th because of the vandalism.

Superintendent Todd Evans said paint was thrown around the building and caused several thousand dollars worth of damage.

An undisclosed amount of money was also stolen from the school during the event, which took place during enrollment.

Evans said the school had to hire an outside cleaning service because the custodial staff couldn't handle the large cleanup.

Parents in the area say they hope this can be a learning experience for their children of what not to do.

"I would tell them honestly that I don't understand why somebody would do something like that...if you see anything like this happen, to not do it. Those are the types of things you shouldn't do, and could definitely get you in some trouble,” said Stephanie Porter whose kids attend Wetmore.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Nemaha County Sheriff's Office at (785)336-2311.