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EIU Chemistry Lab Vandalism Costs $367,000

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Eastern Illinois University

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) – New documents show vandalism to chemistry labs at Eastern Illinois University cost more than $367,000.

The Herald and Review in Decatur reports Thursday that university Board of Trustees agenda documents detail the costs. The board is to consider the issue at its meeting on Friday. The price tag includes replacing high-performance equipment that was damaged, but doesn’t cover cleanup and other costs.

The vandalism to the chemistry labs and classrooms happened during Thanksgiving break. It also damaged faculty research projects. At the time university officials said the vandalism was a shock and that some faculty members would have to start their research from scratch.

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