Children Cause $60K In Damage At Mills Elementary School

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

The public is being asked to help identify a number of children in the Mills area believed to have caused more than $60,000 in damages to a permanently closed school over the summer.

The Mills Police Department posted information about the damage caused and photos of the children on its Facebook page Monday.

The department said over the summer, the Mountain View School was flooded with water, multiple items were stolen and numerous fixtures were destroyed.

Mountain View has been closed since the end of the school year in 2018, although the small town fought the decision with a lawsuit, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.

It was one of four schools in the Natrona County area deemed “small and inefficient.” Around 150 students attended Mountain View before its closing.

Anyone providing information leading to the successful prosecution and conviction of the suspects is eligible for a $1,500 reward. Tips can be submitted at 307-266-4796.

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