FAIRFIELD — A sport utility vehicle drove through the fence at Fairfield Christian School before dawn Friday, passing through the playground and hitting a water main, forcing the school to cancel classes.
The incident happened at about 3 a.m. at 2075 Dover Ave., Fairfield Police Sgt. Randy Boggs said. The driver left the vehicle abandoned. As of Friday morning, police had made no arrests.
Principal Jason Yarbrough said an SUV drove over the parking lot and a grass area, crashed through a chain link fence, destroyed a 15-foot-high tree, passed between such playground equipment as a slide and swings and hit a storage shed and water line.
“No skid marks, not even on the grass,” Yarbrough said. “He hit the fence full-force.”
The school canceled its half-day of classes Friday because no water was available.
“You can’t have over 100 kids for four hours on a half-day without a restroom,” Yarbrough said.
Fairfield Christian School rents its space from Trinity Lutheran Church. Yarbrough on Friday morning had no damage estimate, adding that insurance officials were to come out.
Yarbrough said he expects school to be back in session Monday. But the playground will be shut down for a few days, he said. Even though the vehicle missed the play structures, it caused such damage as destroying the bark on the ground.
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