Pretty Prairie Schools identify vandals who destroyed band room

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PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Pretty Prairie School District says the four students responsible for damaging the school's music room have been identified. The district is not naming them at this time.

The Reno County Sheriff's Office says the damage occurred on Saturday between 1-3 a.m. Several different colors of paint were thrown across the floor, walls and over equipment. Holes were punched in most of the drums, and some even had painted handprints on them.

Other instruments were destroyed with paint or physically damaged. Fire extinguishers were discharged on the building and inside of a recently purchased van that belonged to the school.

Items were thrown around in both in the band room and in the van, items within had been thrown around. The sheriff's office says they couldn't tell, but they believe some items were also taken.

An insurance adjuster was at the school Tuesday morning to assess the damage. The district says once school officials know more, they will decide if donations are needed to replace items and whether community help will be needed to clean up the room.