Event Benefits Ransacked School In Junction City

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Members of the community turned out in Junction City to show their support for an elementary school that was recently ransacked by vandals.

Students, teachers and staff members of Geary County USD 475 held a car wash Friday at Junction City High School to help raise money for Westwood Elementary School.

Officials say extensive damage was done to nearly every room in the school this past Memorial Day during the break-in and vandalism that caused close to $100,000.

Four teenagers have been arrested in the case for Burglary, Theft, Felony Damage to Property and Conspiracy, accused of destroying equipment and classrooms. The principal says windows and computer screens were shattered with BB guns and other items were ripped out of walls and overturned.

Funds from the car wash will help replace items that were damaged at Westwood and not covered by insurance.

The event received a lot of support as drivers lined up to take part in the charitable event, which garnered a little more than $1,000.