Valita Quattlebuam, a district spokeswoman, said the school system does not see many major acts of vandalism, but generally there are about one or two major vandalism incidents each year.
The vandalism is not targeted at any one school, she said, but in recent years officials have been seeing more incidents at a certain grade level.
"In the past few years, some of the major incidents have been around the larger high schools," Quattlebaum said. "For example, last spring we had the burning of the lacrosse shed at Hoggard. The year before that, someone vandalized the buses at the Laney bus garage."
Firefighters responded to the intentionally set fire at
Another nearby shed sustained damage from the heat of the fire.
According to school system records, the insurance claim for the destroyed shed was a total loss amount of over
The incident report of the arson states that the case has been closed after leads were exhausted.
Quattlebaum said the school system also periodically deals with minor incidents like broken windows, spray paint on buildings and trash can fires. In the 2015-16 school year, the district spent approximately
She said the district has security measures in place to assist in the prevention of vandalism, but she could not share specifics as that would undermine the security systems in place.
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