Classes canceled after Frederick school vandalized

FREDERICK, Md. (WJLA) - Classes at a primary school in Frederick were canceled Monday after the school was badly vandalized over the weekend.

The incident occurred at the Banner School, a K-8 school located at{ }1730 N. Market St.

Frederick police told ABC7 that someone set off fire extinguishers in two of the three buildings on campus -{ }an early childhood education building, and Botkin Hall, which contains middle school classrooms and the school's administration.{ }

The head of the school, Stephen Parnes, said clean-up from the incident would likely take all day Monday, and that insurance companies were being consulted about the damage.

Police said they believe the vandalism occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday night and 7 a.m. Sunday morning. The Frederick Post reported that it may have occurred just after the school's production of "Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" let out Saturday night.{ }The vandalism was discovered Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. by a parent.

Authorities are still investigating who committed the vandalism.

Parnes said classes will likely resume Tuesday barring any complications with the clean-up Monday.