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Vandals damage more than 20 rooms at Como Elementary

Police continued their search Monday for three suspects who broke into Como Elementary during the weekend, stealing electronic equipment, damaging more than 20 rooms and setting fire to an American flag.

Fort Worth school district students had no classes Monday. The district said the school will be ready when students return Tuesday.

“Some doors will still have the glass out of them and some computers will be missing,” district spokesman Clint Bond said Monday. “Students are going to have breakfast in their classrooms, so I don’t know if many students will be aware of what happened.”

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon.

Three people entered the school, 4000 Horne St., at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday through a broken window on the second story of an auditorium. Once inside, the trio damaged more than 20 rooms, pulling out papers, breaking the glass windows on doors and setting off fire extinguishers.

An American flag was burned in an office, Bond said.

A security firm monitoring school surveillance cameras from another location alerted police, but the vandals left before officers arrived.

The vandals stole electronic equipment such as a 32-inch television mounted on a wall, computers and radios.

As one of their last acts, the trio set off a fire alarm.

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