MORRIS – The Morris Central School District was closed today due to vandalism.
Superintendent Matt Sheldon says that vandalism was discovered that occurred over the weekend, such as a smashed window and slashed soccer nets. Valdalism was also discovered the weekend of Sept. 22-23.
The school district initially went on a two hour delay Monday morning, but they decided to close for the day due to safety concerns.
In a letter that was sent to parents and posted on the district's website on Monday, Sheldon said, "This morning, while reviewing the video of the vandalism, it was noticed that two people were on school grounds and it appears that one used a weapon to try to shoot out one of the cameras."
Sheldon says the sheriff was called to investigate on Sunday, and local law enforcement was called again Monday and they're currently invesigating. He says they have not received any threats directed at the school, but he thought it would be best for law enforcement to view the surveillance footage before opening school.
There were no after-school activities on Monday, besides a girls’ soccer away game.
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