Tomah Middle School vandalized over the weekend

Four children are involved in the incident, which caused hundreds of dollars in damage to the school.
Tomah Middle School in Wisconsin was vandalized over the weekend of March 26-27, 2022.
Tomah Middle School in Wisconsin was vandalized over the weekend of March 26-27, 2022.(Tomah Police Department)
Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 1:59 PM CDT
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TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) - The Tomah Police Department says four children are involved in a vandalism incident at Tomah Middle School over the weekend.

Assistant Chief Eric Pedersen said that two of the four children involved have already gone to the police station regarding their actions in the vandalism, which damaged seven windows and doors as well as one vehicle at the school.

In an update to Facebook at 4:30 p.m. Monday, the Tomah Police Department thanked the families of the children for bringing them to the police to take responsibility for their actions.

Damages haven’t been finalized, but are estimated to be between $1,000 and $2,000, said Pedersen.

TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) - A middle school in western Wisconsin is damaged by apparent vandals.

The Tomah Police Department said Monday that Tomah Middle School had “numerous” windows and doors broken over the weekend.

Assistant Chief Eric Pedersen said five windows, two doors and one vehicle were damaged, mostly by rocks. The school estimates over $1,000 worth of damage was done.

In photos provided by the Police Department, a rock can be seen between the screen and one broken window. A glass door covered in cardboard is visible in another one of the photos. Another photo shows damage to the windshield of a vehicle.

In a Facebook post, the Police Department said that cameras inside the building didn’t capture anything that police could use to find leads. The Department also said that there are no cameras on the outside of the building. In the post, the Department asked anyone who lives near the school to check their cameras and for anyone with information to reach out to help solve the case. Anyone with information can reach the Tomah Police Department at 608-374-7400, dispatch at 608-269-6333 and ask for Officer Hanrahan or for Asst. Chief Pedersen, or by sending a Facebook private message referencing case number 22-0493.

Tomah Middle School was not in session for students Monday due to a planned collaboration and grading day for staff. School will go on as scheduled Tuesday.

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Posted by Tomah Police Department on Monday, March 28, 2022

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