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Posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 1:17 p.m.

Vandals spray paint door and wall, break window at Saline Middle School

By Kyle Feldscher

Vandals struck two entryways at Saline Middle School between Sunday night and early Monday morning, uprooting plants, spray painting on doors and walls and throwing a rock through a window, according to a police report.


Much of the damage to Saline Middle School was cleaned up by midday Monday.

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The police report stated the vandalism occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 6:15 a.m. Monday, when a woman walking by the school called police to report damage to the building.

The report stated paint had been sprayed on the door and wall of the east entry to the school.

In addition, two small pine trees had been uprooted and placed in front of the doors, according to the report. A large tan planter containing a yellow mum plant was overturned and parts of the mum plant were stuck into the door handles, the report stated.

A school employee notified the officer on scene that a window in the south entry near the gym had been shattered, according to the report. A rock was found in the hallway of the south entry way, which is near the school’s gym, according to the report.

The employee who notified the officer of the shattered window was the last reported person in the building and left the building at about 9 p.m. Sunday, the report stated. There was no damage to the building at the time he left, the employee told police.

Police are currently looking for suspects in the case. Anyone with information is encouraged to email Det. Don Lupi or call the Saline Police Department at 734-429-7911.

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Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 2:16 a.m.

Just the Huron kids trying to get back after the football game, only problem someone forgot to tell them the high school move further East.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 1:20 a.m.

Sounds like another senior prank at Saline. Wonder if they mimicking Ann Arbor? I know Mr White from Pioneer is still reeling from that one.


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 6:19 p.m.

The only difference between the bad apples and punks in Ypsilanti, Willow Run, Lincoln and all the other schools districts that draw so much opprobrium and the ones who live in McMansion-ville-on-the-Raisin (Saline) is that last named have more money. This is your wake up call parents. I've substituted in all four districts by the way.


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 9:48 p.m.

Such prejudice in a substitute teacher is not very becoming.


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 8:07 p.m.

"Saline's got everything from large houses to trailer parks, Huron." True, but your kid can only be socially accepted if you live in a large house. If not, they'd better be an exceptionally good athlete or have a genius IQ.

John of Saline

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 7:28 p.m.

Saline's got everything from large houses to trailer parks, Huron.

Joseph Brando

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 7:11 p.m.

Perhaps if your opinion didn't span the extreme from "punk" to "opprobrium" in the same sentence you would finally land that permanent teaching job and you might better relate to those trouble making type of kids. That is your wake-up call. Did I also notice a little class-resentment with your little "McMansion" reference? Tsk, tsk.

Steve in MI

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 6:36 p.m.

Huron74, I don't disagree with your sentiment. But as a strict point of technicality, the river running through Saline is the Saline River. It passes through Milan and heads in to Monroe County before it becomes a tributary of the River Raisin just downstream from Dundee. One presumes that you substituted for a class other than Geography. :)


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 6 p.m.

If these kids are caught their parents are going to be very upset when they get the clean up bill.