LPD: $10K in damage caused to Roper Elementary

Lincoln Police are investigating after someone broke in and caused thousands of dollars in damage to Roper Elementary School on Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy LPD)
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LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln Police said Wednesday morning $10,000 in damage was caused to Roper Elementary after an intruder vandalized the school on Tuesday morning.

LPD said around 3 a.m., authorities responded to Roper Elementary, located at 2323 S Coddington Avenue, on a report of a fire alarm.

According to police, the school had been vandalized and fire extinguishers were sprayed throughout the central area of the school.

Damage was caused throughout the majority of the school, and everything was left in general disarray, police said.

LPD said they are unsure how entry was gained.

Police said they have received multiple tips on who may have committed the crime, and are following a number of leads.

Anyone in the area with video surveillance is asked to contact LPD at 402.441.6000 or Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402.475.3600.