Vandals strike special-needs school in Citrus Heights

Students, staff and parents returning to a Citrus Heights transitional school came back to the school to find it trashed by unknown vandals.

While students and staff took a week-long break from Laurel Ruff Transition School, vandals struck, wreaking havoc upon the school for those with special needs.

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives investigating the vandalism said the damage was extensive.

When deputies arrived at the school just after 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, witnesses told them they saw two Hispanic boys on the roof of the school. They were described being somewhere between 9 and 13 years of age.

By the time deputies arrived, however, the kids were gone.

Sacramento Metro firefighters were also called to the school.

Investigators found flooding, sprayed fire extinguishers , broken classroom windows as well as major damage to the pool room area.

A closet full of donated clothes was also reportedly ransacked, according to investigators.

The school is a safe zone for more than 100 special-need students.

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