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Residents outraged after Litchfield school sign destroyed

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A Litchfield school sign was ruined by vandals. (WFSB) A Litchfield school sign was ruined by vandals. (WFSB)

Less than a week away from the beginning of academic year, a Litchfield school's sign was been ruined by vandals.

An electronic sign was destroyed at Litchfield High School after it was smashed with a piece of wood Tuesday night.

Resident Kathy Vanormer has two boys who are students in the school district.

"I hope they find whoever did it and they're able to repair the sign," said Vanormer.

She was one of many who are outraged. The sign was installed only a few weeks ago and cost the town $22,000.

"I thought it was a disgrace to the community," said Vanormer.

Litchfield High School Principal Kristen Dellavolpe said they've received a lot of support from the community.

"We've had a lot of support. I've gotten emails, phone calls from many frustrated community members expressing their frustration and wanting to organize efforts to help defray the costs of repairing it," said Dellavolpe.

She said she hopes they'll be able to fix the sign rather than replace it. Although it's an unfortunate incident, Dellavolpe said she still has faith in her community.

"I really can't imagine that it could be anyone in this community because it's such a great community that's so supportive of our school efforts," said Dellavolpe.

Police said they've working to find the person responsible for the vandalism. They are checking security footage and speaking with residents who live nearby.

The charges the vandal will face depends on how much it will cost to fix or replace the sign.

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