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    Police investigate vandalism at north Ark. school

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    OMAHA, Ark. (AP) - Classes are back on Tuesday at a north Arkansas school district after thieves broke into the school over the weekend, stole electronics and vandalized school buses and classrooms.

    Omaha School District Superintendent Jerry Parrett says the vandalism and theft happened Friday night. Parrett tells the Harrison Daily Times that the vandals sprayed fire extinguishers inside nine of the school's 10 buses.

    Parrett says the vandals then broke a window at the elementary school, trashed two classrooms and stole 10 iPads and two laptop computers. He says they also stole cases of food from the school's backpack program, which sends food home for underprivileged students.

    He says the vandals also stole a defibrillator.

    Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore says surveillance video captured the vandals and that investigators have identified suspects.

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