Widespread vandalism forces school to cancel classes

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WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. – An entire school district cancelled classes Tuesday after a worker walked into Warner Springs High School to find broken windows, toppled furniture, graffiti and more.

A Warner Springs Unified School District maintenance worker arrived for work at 5 a.m. and discovered damage to several of the buildings, classrooms, a library and offices. The damage included graffiti, broken windows, toppled furniture and fire extinguisher discharge in the classrooms, according to Warner Springs Sheriff's Sgt. Carlos Medina.

The damage was extensive enough that school was cancelled Tuesday to facilitate clean up and repairs, Medina said.

The superintendent extended the school closure to include Wednesday.

"We look forward to reopening the school soon and we will keep you posted... Our first priority is for the safety and well being of our students, their families and our staff.   Thank you for the outpouring concern."

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade were told not to come to school, since all schools in the district are at the same complex.

A school resource deputy is handling the investigation.

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