Vandals Cause $75K of Damage to N.M. Middle School

Police are working to identify three females seen on the school’s surveillance footage.

A middle school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was broken into and damaged by three females on Dec. 22.

Surveillance cameras captured what police believe are three girls breaking into Wilson Middle School and doing roughly $85,000 worth of damage, according to

The unidentified girls vandalized eight classrooms and a storage room, throwing paint around and damaging five technology boards valued at $5,000 each.

Although the district sets aside money for vandalism, a spokesperson said the extent of the damage means taxpayers will be chipping in for repairs.

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Albuquerque Public Schools police and the Albuquerque Police Department are investigating the surveillance footage.

Cleaning crews hope to have the school ready to go again by the time students return from winter break in January.

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