ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An APS charter school is expected to reopen Tuesday after vandals started a fire over the weekend.
It happened late Saturday night at the Mountain Mahogany Community School near Fourth and Griegos.
Vandals not only tagged the buildings, they also started a fire in a shed filled with athletic and playground equipment.
School officials said items found inside lockers were used to start the fire, but AFD has not determined yet what was used to ignite it.
School officials say the loss is going to be expensive.
"This hits us in the pocket book pretty significantly,” said school administrator Baylor del Rosario. “We've already been struggling like so many other schools in New Mexico with our finances and this certainly doesn't help."
This is the sixth time the charter school has been the target of vandals.
Administrators are now trying to build a relationship with neighbors, asking them to keep an eye on the school.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Albuquerque's famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.
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