Grade School vandalism, on-going investigation

By Cody Rose

The Martin Grade School building was the victim of a shameful act of vandalism last Tuesday morning, September 28.

Right away that morning, a custodian for Bennett County School District arrived at the school to the sight of shattered glass everywhere. At 4:43 a.m., she notified the police and everyone else she needed to. “I just want to commend our staff member that reported it immediately and followed a proper procedure,” Superintendant, Stacy Halverson said. Halverson was one of the first people notified and she took immediate action. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online at

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