Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Vandals swinging axes or baseball bats broke every window of a small northwest Oregon high school, and the district shut down classes for the day.
The Knappa district along the Columbia River in Clatsop County has only two schools— the high school where vandals left shards of expensive double-pane class Monday morning and the adjacent elementary school.
The elementary school, too, was closed, so the pupils would not be exposed to the profanity and obscene gestures in the graffiti the vandals left. It included a bomb threat.
There were four or five vandalism incidents last year, but the schools' rural location makes them hard to prevent.