School and park vandalized

By: 
Jay Schneider, lrlife@frontiernet.net

Photo of the damage in Elysian courtesy of Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Dept.

Thousands of dollars in damage has been caused in the WEM School and the Lake Francis City Park in Elysian over the past few weeks.

The last week of September the WEM School had nearly $2,000 in damage and last week the Elysian City Park received a similar amount of damage.

The destruction at the park included mirrors, toilets, and paper towel dispensers being broken and/or completely demolished.

In the school, an exit sign, bath room signs, a drinking fountain, soap containers and canisters, paper towel dispensers and rolls were damaged. There are also extensive custodial cleaning costs for the damage.

According to Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Dept. Captain Bruce Collins, his office has considered some of these phases or crazes have materialized from Tik Tok.

This Tik Tok video trend encourages students to steal from schools and vandalize schools and other public places. Tik Tok is a social media platform which gives the individual using the site to upload and record videos.

According to a report in the New York Times, vandals have been stealing...

To see more on this story pick up the October 21, 2021 print edition of the LifeEnterprise.

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