Board considers vandalism clause

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By Tris DeRoma

Call it a sign of the times: the Los Alamos School Board is considering a clause in its vandalism policy that will make information-for-reward requests automatic.
Introducing the clause was Board Secretary Matt Williams.
“This to avoid every time that there’s any type of vandalism to having to go create a motion for an award anytime there’s an act of vandalism,” Williams said at the meeting.
Then, Williams said, whenever an event occurs, they will be able to act quickly, as soon as the event occurs. The board won’t have to take a week or two to create a new motion to put out an award. All it has to do is issue a statement.
Williams said they should set a standard $500 reward, and then leave to the board’s discretion if more is needed.
“For extreme vandalism, we can always up it,” he said.
Board Vice President Dr. Kevin Honnell thought it would be good idea. He cited the last two acts of vandalism to school property that occurred in the last several weeks.
One was where three windows were smashed out at the Pajarito Complex, and the most recent being the signs that were spray-painted at the school district’s main offices on Trinity Drive. There have been others too, including vandalism done to the Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive a few weeks ago.

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