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Vandals hit campus of Stratford Academy

Vandals hit the Stratford Academy campus late Saturday or early Sunday, tearing up athletic fields, wrecking three golf carts and damaging a school bus windshield and concession stand window, according to school officials and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

“This rose beyond the level of a prank to the level of a crime,” Stratford Headmaster Bob Veto said Tuesday.

Suspects have been identified, and arrests likely will be made, officials said.

Also vandalized was a John Deere reel mower, trash cans and campus fences.

According to an incident report, someone was parking a trailer at or near the Macon private school Sunday.

After noticing Stratford golf carts had been driven around the campus and wrecked, that person called a school employee.

There were mud tracks on the football field, and at least one cart was found still running.

Bibb sheriff’s spokesman George Meadows did not say whether any of the suspects are Stratford students. Stratford serves about 900 students in pre-k through 12th grade and is located on Peake Road.

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