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Auburn police looking for vandals

Vandals shot out windows in the main entrance at Auburn High School this week. In all, vandals shot out 265 windows throughout the school district over a two-night spree, police reported. - Courtesy photo/Auburn police
Vandals shot out windows in the main entrance at Auburn High School this week. In all, vandals shot out 265 windows throughout the school district over a two-night spree, police reported.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Auburn police

Auburn police are still looking for the culprits who shot out 265 windows at several Auburn schools with BB guns on Oct. 15-16.

Eight schools were hit, along with the Auburn School District Pool, and car windows in the school district annex building parking lot.

Deputy Superintendent Mike Newman said the latest estimate puts the cost of replacing the windows at about $30,000.

“There’s a lot of special order, double-pane glass. It’s a big waste of time and resources,” Newman said of the fallout from the vandalism.

Newman said the district hopes to have the windows installed by the close of this week.

The Auburn Police Department is working with the Auburn School District to identify the culprits.

Auburn police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Information can be called in to the Auburn police tipline at 253-288-7403.

The following schools were hit:

Monday

Olympic Middle School: 13 windows
Auburn High School: 38
West Auburn High: 2
Pioneer Elementary: 21
Auburn District Pool: 2
Auburn District vehicles: 3

Tuesday

Mt. Baker Middle School: 14 windows
Auburn High School: 15
Gildo Rey Elementary: 22
Auburn Riverside High School: 101
Auburn District Pool: 10
Auburn District vehicles: 2

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