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Windows weren’t the only things damaged by vandals at the new Sehome High School

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Sehome High School's new building is scheduled to hold it's first classes Jan. 30, 2019. The new building will include a variety of upgrades such as a two-story floor plan, turf sports fields, and improved technology and safety features.
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Sehome High School's new building is scheduled to hold it's first classes Jan. 30, 2019. The new building will include a variety of upgrades such as a two-story floor plan, turf sports fields, and improved technology and safety features.

Damage from weekend vandalism at Sehome High amounts to more than $10,000 and included a district-owned car and flat-screen TV, as well as 11 windows, Bellingham Police said.

Broken windows at the school in Happy Valley, south of the Western Washington University campus, were discovered by a janitor arriving for work Monday morning, Bellingham Public Schools spokesperson Dana Smith told The Bellingham Herald.

Those windows were on the north side of the school, which opened in January at a cost of $103 million.

It wasn’t immediately known how the TV and the car were damaged, Bellingham Police Lt. Claudia Murphy told The Herald, adding that the investigation in continuing.

Meanwhile, school district officials have issued a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

Anyone with information about the vandalism can call or text to a tip line anonymously at 844-310-9560, contact a school administrator or use an online reporting tool at bellinghamschools.org/safe.

Robert Mittendorf covers civic issues, weather, traffic and how people are coping with the high cost of housing for The Bellingham Herald. A journalist since 1984, he’s also a volunteer firefighter for South Whatcom Fire Authority.
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