Inuvik’s high school was recently vandalized to the tune of $50,000.
On Saturday night, people — let me assume, young people, let’s assume boys with low grades — snuck in through a window and destroyed computers, spray-painted walls and smashed all the musical instruments used by the community band.
If past years are an indication, this is the start of Inuvik’s vandalism season, which happens during the summer.
Why does this happen? What does it mean about the town?
On this CBC.ca story, you can read people’s comments, which offer a very honest look at peoples reactions and opinions about Inuvik.
Some blame the parents, others say the community should have another bylaw officer, and others say the community is just hopeless. (That might be going a little far.)
My suggestion: I think every adult in town should ask every child “who vandalized the school? Who did it?” over and over again. Even if you don’t know the child, just ask them. It’s a small town and many children obviously know who it is.
Here is the story’s link page. Thanks to CBC and Chris Harbord for the photo.