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Authorities say more than $1000 in damage in Starmont vandalism

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ARLINGTON (KWWL) --Some are calling it a prank that went too far. Over the weekend someone entered Starmont High School, near Arlington, spread manure onto lockers and walls, dumped cattle feed on the floor, and scattered beer cans throughout the halls.

Authorities say the estimates for the damage are still not complete, but believe the total will be well over $1000.

Classes resumed at the high school Monday morning, high school students had to go to the middle school while the mess was being cleaned up.

Around 6:30 Monday morning the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was called by school officials. Sheriff Marty Fisher says those responsible could face the charge of criminal mischief Sheriff Fisher says that penalty pales in comparison to the repercussions those responsible will face from fellow Starmont students.

"People are proud of their school district and especially the students themselves. They stand up for their school and then to have something like this done to their school they get pretty upset," said Fisher.

The vandalism will not change the date students will be let go for summer break. School officials say that will still happen June 2nd.

Sheriff Fisher says that he hopes to have this case wrapped up by the end of the week.

If you have any information regarding this case you are asked to call the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at 563-422-6067.

Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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