18 Classrooms Found Vandalized At Horizon Elementary In Port Orange

By on January 16, 2018 in WNDB News

Port Orange, FL – Eighteen classrooms were found vandalized at Horizon Elementary in Port Orange on Tuesday morning before teachers and students returned from the holiday weekend.

An employee discovered the vandalism at the school, located at 4751 Hidden Lake Dr., Port Orange police say. According to Nancy Wait, Community Information Services Director for the Volusia County School District, the damage to the classrooms affected approximately 360 out of 800 students. The students were relocated to other areas of the school while damage continues to be repaired.

The school district says it is still working to determine the extent of the damages, and the nature and the details of the vandalism are not being released as Port Orange police are still investigating. There is no cost estimate yet for the damage. Some of the students were able to return to their regular classrooms on Tuesday.

“Everyone is warm, safe, and we are continuing with instruction,” Principal Gary Harms said in a message to Horizon Elementary families. “There are several rooms that may take several days before students can return. As always, maintaining the safety of our campus for students and staff is a top priority, and we appreciate your continued support. We are a strong community and will rebound quickly.”

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call the Port Orange Police Department at 386-506-5801.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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