Saskatchewan

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 say vandals smeared mustard and ketchup all over the daycare centre. (RCMP)
The alleged vandals used a sledgehammer to do damage to the school. (RCMP)

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.

 

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