Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 5/2/2006

Vandals set weight-room blaze at Van Buren High

VAN BUREN, Ohio Vandals broke into the weight room at Van Buren High School and started a fire yesterday morning.

Hancock County sheriff s deputies and fire investigators are looking into the incident, which was discovered about 6 a.m. by school transportation employees.

Two concrete blocks were placed under a window to the weight room at the rear of the building where the intruders apparently entered, emptied a trash can onto the floor, unhooked the gas pipes to the heating units, sealed the window with plastic, turned on the gas, and lit a fire, officals said.

Damage was primarily smoke and soot-related. The weight room is expected to be closed for at least two weeks.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.