Vandals cause $30,000 damage to new Penn Hills turf
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The Penn Hills School District has turned over information about $30,000-$40,000 worth of damage done this weekend to its new artificial turf field to the Penn Hills police to investigate.
The school district issued a release this morning stating it will seek to prosecute whoever committed the vandalism to the "fullest extent of the law."
The district is in the process of installing turf at the high school football field at a cost of $696,719, said business manager Richard Liberto.
The turf was damaged sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning when vandals broke into the Fralic Center athletic facility and used the district's maintenance golf carts to drive around on the turf, which was not fully installed.
The damage included ripped turf, damage to material under the turf and damage to the Fralic Center, Mr. Liberto said.
The district's insurance carrier is working with the district to cover the costs of the repairs and to make sure they made in time for the field to be ready for Penn Hills' first home football game on Sept. 7.
First Published August 29, 2012 2:09 pm