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Vandals target Rutherford Elementary School in Nanaimo

Vandals targeted Rutherford Elementary School over the holidays, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The latest incident happened Friday around 6 p.m. when someone set a dumpster on fire and broke seven windows at the north end school.

Another three windows were broken just days before on New Year’s Eve.

“It’s not a highly unusual vandalism situation, perhaps slightly more windows than usual,” said Donna Reimer, school district spokeswoman. “We don’t have a cost yet.”

She said Rutherford has not been on the district’s radar as having a high incidence of vandalism in the past, but its physical layout makes it hard for neighbours to see what is going on there.

“We know from the past that we see little spikes of activity and then it dies down,” said Reimer.

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