Officials seek public’s help after Great Bend school offices vandalized

USD 428 Education Center

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) — The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find who shot at the USD 428 Administrative Office front doors a little after 9 p.m. Sunday night.

Sheriff deputies say they responded to the building on Patton Road after receiving an alarm call.

When they got there, they found the glass broken out. Investigators think four rounds were fired from a 9 mm handgun.

“We recovered several bullets from the inside and we recovered one on the outside,” said Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

KSN’s Amanda Aguilar saw the bullet holes on the wall inside the administrative building. However, school district officials wouldn’t allow our cameras inside the office.

The glass is almost completely fixed except for some obvious damage from the shooting.

The damage is estimated around $6,000.

No one was in the office during the shooting.

Now the sheriff is working to find out who is responsible. His investigators are going off of a vehicle description, provided by several witnesses.

” It was described as possibly a dark blue Dodge Neon or possibly a Dodge Cobalt,” said Sheriff Bellendir.

If you know anything about what happened last night, you are encouraged to call the Barton County Sheriff’s Office at (620) 793-1876.

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