Bridgeport High School classes to resume

A hallway at Bridgeport High School is littered with locker items after vandals damaged the school over the weekend.

BRIDGEPORT — Classes will resume Wednesday for Bridgeport High School students in the wake of a break-in and extensive vandalism over the weekend.

“School is open for classes starting tomorrow, normal time,” Superintendent Scott Sattler said. “Everything has been cleaned and secured for students.”

The break-in occurred around 1 a.m. Monday and was discovered later that morning. Classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday for high school students, although elementary and middle school classes continued as usual.

School officials have cleaned up the mess, which included smashed windows and damaged doorways. Desks and lockers were rifled, and computers, a safe and other items were taken.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and has asked the public for help in identifying and locating the vandals.

The vandals were caught on video, but authorities have yet to say if any identifications can be made.

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said a reward is offered for information about the break-in.

“The acts of the suspects are a crime against the students, teachers and the community,” he said. “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would be grateful for any help in solving this crime.”

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