School where band room was vandalized gets instruments

PRETTY PRARIE, Kan. (AP) — Students at a Kansas school where the band room was extensively damaged are back to practice thanks to a donation from another school district.

KAKE-TV reports the Hutchinson Public Schools donated instruments to the band program at Pretty Prairie High School.

The Pretty Prairie district says Hutchinson’s donation replaced all the instruments damaged earlier this month when vandals trashed the music room.

The donation allowed the Pretty Prairie band to reschedule its spring concert to May 3.

Four students, three of whom are between the ages of 8 and 11, were suspended after the vandalism.