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Vandals target Fairview Junior High School

Two second-story Fairview Junior High School windows were shot with .22-caliber bullets by vandals sometime during the night of Tuesday, Sept. 4. - Photo by Erin Beil
Two second-story Fairview Junior High School windows were shot with .22-caliber bullets by vandals sometime during the night of Tuesday, Sept. 4.
— image credit: Photo by Erin Beil

Students arrived early Wednesday morning for their first day of school at Fairview Junior High School to find one of the second-story windows had been shot out by vandals.

“We consider this an act of vandalism,” said Central Kitsap School District Spokeswoman Melanie Reeder. “We do not believe our students and staff are in any danger.”

There were no students or staff in the building during the time of the vandalism. The windows were shot sometime during the night of Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Below the window, approximately 30 feet from the building, a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy found several expended .22-caliber rifle shell casings and one live round of ammunition, according to reports.

Two small holes also were located in the ceiling of the school just inside where the window was shot. It is unknown how long the holes have been in the school windows.

Similar sheriff’s reports have been taken from the general area all involving shootings at homes, vehicles and buildings. Both .22-caliber bullets and BBs from a pellet gun. All incidents reported occurred during the last two weeks in August.

A letter was sent home with students on Wednesday detailing the vandalism to keep parents aware of the situation and to provide any information they might know of the incident.

“It’s important for students or anyone that sees or hears of vandalism to report it to the police,” Reeder added.

To report further information on this incident, or any further incidents, contact the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 337-7101.

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