(SFGATE) — Vandals ruined a new auditorium at a Richmond elementary school Sunday, causing close to $1 million in damage, police said.

The perpetrators broke into the new Nystrom Elementary School building in the afternoon, said Richmond police Lt. Bisa French. They flooded the auditorium floor, splattered paint over almost every surface and broke all the windows.

“Usually when there’s vandalism at a school, we think it’s kids,” she said. “But this is a lot of malicious damage – a lot of the damage that occurred isn’t typical of kids.”

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