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Police looking for vandals who damaged Buckeye Union High School

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Posted at 7:47 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 19:59:03-04

BUCKEYE, AZ — Authorities are asking for help in identifying the nearly one dozen suspects who vandalized Buckeye Union High School overnight.

Buckeye police say eleven people jumped over the fence and onto school grounds just before midnight Tuesday, May 14. The group caused "significant damage to school property" in about 20 minutes, according to a release from the police department.

Watch video of the incident in the player above.

Police released the following photo Thursday of a vehicle that was spotted leaving the area moments after the vandalism.

The suspects tipped over golf carts, dented their tops and spraying graffiti on the carts, doors and walls. The vandals also depleted fire extinguishers and destroyed landscaping, police said.

The damage is estimated to be more than $1,000.

The school is willing to pursue prosecution, police said, which would mean felony charges if any suspects are identified.