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BC News

Sept. 26, 2011

Police seek community assistance in locating vandals

Over the past several weeks, the school district has experienced a number of acts of vandalism. The incidents include graffiti on school buildings and playgrounds, the destruction of the community gardens behind the middle school and fires in dumpsters and sheds behind some of the schools. These acts, while deplorable and upsetting to our school district, point to a more serious problem: there are some individuals that do not respect the property of others, and have demonstrated a careless disregard of public property.

While the Bethlehem Police have apprehended some of the individuals they believe are responsible, they are seeking the community's help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for a fire that was set on Friday evening, Sept. 22. A shed behind the middle school, which belongs to the Bethlehem Pop Warner Club, was destroyed by a fire. The fire is suspected to be the work of a vandal.

We ask the community to be vigilant if they notice anything unusual at any of our school properties, and to contact the police as soon as possible. Bethlehem Police can be reached at 439-9973. In an emergency, dial 911.

In light of these incidents, the district will be increasing security at our facilities.

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