Redding charter school vandalized, windows smashed
REDDING, Calif. —
A Redding charter school was left to clean up and repair the damages after the school was vandalized Saturday night.
Monarch Learning Center Charter School had eight windows smashed all along the back of the school.
Vandals targeted the campus, however, according to the Director of the school Ethan Cohen, nothing appeared to be taken.
Cohen said he received a call Saturday night from the school's alarm company stating that their power was off.
He went to the campus that night to check and had Redding Electric Utility come by to review the cause.
They found that the main electrical box was turned off and the lock on the handle was broken.
Cohen said the following day, he received a call from the City Church that's located next to the school, who said all of the windows in the back of the school were smashed.
Cohen said those responsible also turned off the water heater, bent the air conditioning vents, and turned on the faucets.
He said it's going to cost about $2,000 to fix the windows.
"I'm really disappointed and sad. I mean we're a really small school. We only have 75 students right now. You know, we're not getting rich and this is going to cost us money and if, you know, people just here messing around. Nobody tried to get in the building, our alarm didn't go off. It's just horrible," said Cohen.
He said they plan on getting security cameras installed at the school which he said is an additional cost.
Students return to school starting Tuesday, April 10, Cohen said they will board up the windows that are damaged until they're fixed.