Arizona Continues to Battle Window-Breaking Vandals

A glass-abundant expansion at the University of Arizona architecture school has been victim to repeated window-damaging vandalism the past two years.

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A glass-abundant expansion at the University of Arizona architecture school has been victim to repeated window-damaging vandalism the past two years, the Arizona Daily Wildcat reports. Earlier this month, four windows were broken by someone using a semiautomatic BB gun, according to the police report, ending a three-month period of relative calm.

In the past 20 months, 41 panes of glass have been damaged; each window costs around $3,000 to replace. No one has been hurt yet, but the incidents sure have "scared the heck out of people," said the architecture dean, who keeps a cup of broken glass in his office. The school has enlisted students—who will presumably partially bear the financial brunt of the repairs—to keep an eye out for the vandals. "The students are really mad," said the dean. "The students are more determined than anyone. They're not going to stand for it."