360 students displaced after Florida school vandalized

Posted at 3:25 AM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 22:32:55-05

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The trashing of a Florida elementary school over the weekend left 18 classrooms damaged and 360 students displaced. 

School officials and police have declined to detail the damage at Horizon Elementary School. But a parent wrote in a Facebook post that vandals had broken windows and computers, stolen personal property and school technology and destroyed the children’s art work.

A history teacher at a nearby high school said businesses, including Walmart, Chick-Fil-A, banks and others promised donations including computers, desks, glass windows, textbooks, laptops and projectors.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that some students returned to their classrooms Wednesday. Other classrooms may take several days before they are fully functional.

Police are also investigating a threatening note that was scribbled on a desk.

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