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Columbia man charged for Feb. vandalism at Eau Claire high school

A Crimestopper tip led to the arrest Tuesday of a suspect in the February 15 vandalism at Eau Claire High School. Ivan Smith, 23, of Columbia was found hiding under the table of a house on Ames Road, police chief William Holbrook said in a release.

Smith was charged with burglary and malicious injury to property following the vandalism that left nearly $11,000 in damages to the high school located at 4800 Monticello Road including smashed trophy cases, and broken windows in several classrooms and offices. Columbia police did not indicate a motive for the attack on school property.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

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