Youths behind $50,000 in school damage, police say
Three young people are accused of trashing a school and daycare on the Piapot First Nation, causing an estimated $50,000 in damage.
Police said the alleged vandalism took place on a number of days in February and March.
Officers were called to the building — the Payepot School and Daycare — six times, they said.
According to police, in the school portion of the building the suspects broke windows, blasted fire extinguishes in the building, tried to clog -- and overflow -- toilets and smashed computers.
On one occasion a school van was stolen and found near the band office, stuck in a snow bank.
In the daycare, police said the suspects rampaged a kitchen area, smearing food on walls, the floor and furniture.
The three accused were all charged as young offenders.
Police said the youths have appeared before a judge.