Reynolds historic elementary school

PHOTO BY ALEX WELIEVER

PHOTO BY ALEX WELIEVER

Vandals broke into the historic elementary school building in Reynolds and racked up more than $35,000 in damage to the facility, according to insurance papers posted to the building’s Facebook page.

REYNOLDS — Four juveniles have been arrested and charged with the vandalism of the historic elementary school in Reynolds, according to the building’s officials.

The Historic Reynolds School’s Faebook page broke the news Thursday night with the following post:

“GREAT NEWS!!! The White County Detective notified me today they have the (four) juveniles that will be charged with vandalism!!” said a Facebook post on the Historic Reynolds School page Thursday night. “The clean up will start next week.”

Because those charged are juveniles, their identities will not be released.

A break-in and destruction at Reynold’s historic elementary school caused sadness and anger earlier this summer, when the building’s Facebook page reported on June 11 that an act of vandalism had occurred earlier that day.

Honey Creek Township Trustee Sharon Brooks was not available for immediate comment, but had left several comments on posts throughout the Facebook page.

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“Lots of broken window, trophy cases, opened all of the fire extinguishers in the kitchen and gym, broke handles off all the doors in the kitchen, trashed the kitchen, paint in upstairs room etc.,” one of Brooks comments states.

An insurance document posted to the page shows the destruction to have cost about $35,000 in damages.

The Herald Journal was not able to get in touch with White County Sheriff Bill Brooks for comment.