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Arsonist Sets Fire, Smashes Trophy Cases At Fullerton High School

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Someone broke into Fullerton Union High School in the middle of the night, set a fire and smashed several trophy cases.

The fire broke out around 2 a.m. at the school located at 201 East Chapman Avenue, Sgt. Tony Bogart of the Fullerton Police Department told City News Service.

According to Fox 11, someone broke a glass door at the administration office, smashed a couple of trophy cases and set a desk on fire, damaging computers and other equipment. Sgt. Jeff Stuart estimates the damage at $20,000.

Students arriving at school were shocked to find out how much damage had been caused, Fox reports. "Whoever did it was probably messed up," said one student while another called it "a stupid move," adding, "Really?" A more articulate student said this makes him feel "disrespected. That's something that you're taking away from everyone, collectively."

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The break-in and damage makes this felony arson, Stuart told Fox. "Whether this was done to delay classes today or out of malicious mischief because they were upset at somebody, we don't know at this point."

School was not affected and resumed as usual.