Vandalism at Forrest Street Elementary School will cause the school to be closed for at least another month longer.

Vandals caused significant damage by shattering glass doors, spraying fire extinguishers throughout the building and destroying technology.

Black River Falls superintendent Shelly Severson calls it a frustrating setback.

“The idea of someone doing this kind of damage right where it hits kids and staff the most is just really, really disheartening,” Severson said.

She does not have an exact estimate of how much the damages will cost– but it will be high.

The vandals damaged hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment, and the building will need to be cleaned.

The cleaning process could take up to four weeks, on top of two and a half weeks of construction once cleanup is complete.

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