Classes canceled after Frederick school vandalized

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FREDERICK, Md. (WJLA) - Classes at a primary school in Frederick were canceled Monday after the school was badly vandalized over the weekend.

Classes were canceled at The Banner School, a K-8 school in Frederick, Md., after the campus was vandalized over the weekend. (Photo: Brianne Carter/WJLA)

The incident occurred at the Banner School, a K-8 school located at 1730 N. Market St.

Frederick police told ABC7 that someone set off fire extinguishers in two of the three buildings on campus - an early childhood education building, and Botkin Hall, which contains middle school classrooms and the school's administration. 

The head of the school, Stephen Parnes, said clean-up from the incident would likely take all day Monday, and that insurance companies were being consulted about the damage.

Police said they believe the vandalism occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday night and 7 a.m. Sunday morning. The Frederick Post reported that it may have occurred just after the school's production of "Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" let out Saturday night. The vandalism was discovered Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. by a parent.

Authorities are still investigating who committed the vandalism.

Parnes said classes will likely resume Tuesday barring any complications with the clean-up Monday.

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