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Maricopa High School vandalized after break-in

Students attending Maricopa High School
south of Phoenix were sent home early Tuesday after school
maintenance workers arrived and found the walls spray painted with
racial slurs and property and windows damaged.

Maricopa Police Spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said there was quite a bit of damaged in the school.

“They broke some windows, they went in there and they went through the place,” he said. “We don’t know if anything was stolen. They did damage some of the [computer] workstations. As to the extent of the damage to the computers, I don’t know.”

School authorities gathered the 1,500 students on the football field for about an hour, then sent them home for the day.

Alvarado said the school should reopen by tomorrow.