Education: The New Three Rs

Some time after hours one day last week, a band of vandals broke into Manhattan's Junior High School 52 for a lively round of delinquents' sport. They plugged up a sink on the top floor, turned on the faucets and let a flood of water spread throughout the building. They invaded a science classroom, smashed its vials, overturned desks, scattered papers and exhibits over the floor. They sprayed halls and corridors with fire extinguishers, partly burned a school banner, slashed furniture in a teachers' lounge, spattered paint through two classrooms, tore up books...

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