Vandals Cause More Than $20,000 in Damage to Elementary School

West Springfield Police District – Detectives are investigating after vandals destroyed property in and around White Oaks Elementary School, resulting in more than $20,000 in damage. Police were called to the 6100 block of Shiplett Boulevard in Burke, around 5:40 a.m. on July 3 after a construction crew found destruction and signs of arson around the property. Damage was noted both inside and outside the school, including on the newly installed playground. The Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fires.

The crimes are believed to have happened during overnight hours between July 2 and July 3. School is out of session for the summer, and the building is under construction.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or the Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-246-4874. You can also submit tips anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting or texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637).

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