Four Blair juveniles were cited after a break-in at the C.A. Dana-LIFE Library on the former Dana College campus last week.

Blair police were called to the 2800 block of College Drive on Wednesday after the campus' owner Ed Shada reported seeing individuals in the building via surveillance video.

Bob Coffey, president of the Dana Foundation, called police after receiving the call from Shada.

“The Blair police response was phenomenal,” Coffey said. “They were here in nothing flat.”

The juveniles had already left the building by the time police arrived. A rock was thrown through a glass door to gain access to the locked building.

Coffey said the four boys were seen going through drawers on the main floor. A cassette recorder was also smashed.

Blair police identified four boys as suspects. Two are 12 years old and two are 14 years old. They were cited for burglary and criminal mischief.

This isn't the first time vandals have broken into the library building. In two other incidents, vandals toppled bookshelves like dominos, sprayed fire extinguishers and stole items.

Coffey said alumni are planning a cleanup day in June.

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