Extensive flood damage shuts down several DABMS classrooms and disrupts instruction after weekend vandal attack.
David A. Brown Middle School was the target of a weekend vandal attack that resulted in flooding and water damage to seven classrooms and a carpeted hallway. Professional restoration specialists have worked to clean up since Monday, March 6, when the damage was first discovered before school hours. A total damage estimate is not yet available, but restoration and refurbishment could run into six figures.
Classroom access has been restricted this entire school week. Several classes were relocated temporarily, displacing instruction at a critical time before state testing. More extensive classroom refurbishment will be scheduled this summer, to avoid any further disruption.
A campus surveillance camera caught several silhouetted individuals on campus after hours, last weekend, and a still frame is displayed below.
DABMS is seeking the public’s help in identifying any person or persons involved via the national WE TIP hotline. To share information or an anonymous tip, the telephone number to dial is 1-800-78-CRIME. A $1,000 reward is being offered by WE TIP for help in solving this crime.
School officials ask parents to talk to their children; if they've seen or heard something suspicious, teach them to say something!