Vandalism at the former National American University campus will not deter the opening of a North Dakota technical college's learning center next week, school officials said Monday.

Maintenance workers discovered several broken windows and glass doors at the former National American University campus at 321 Kansas City St. when they arrived for work Saturday morning.

United Tribes Technical College of Bismarck, N.D., is opening its Black Hills Learning Center at the campus on Monday, Aug. 26.

"The areas of the building complex that were affected were not areas currently in use by United Tribes," the college's public information officer, Dennis J. Neumann, said in an email Monday.

"Registration and orientation will proceed as planned," he said.

Lt. Tom Senesac of the Rapid City Police Department said at least a dozen windows and doors were damaged, including four large glass windows.

It appears the damage was done with some sort of a blunt object, possibly rocks, he said.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is asked to call the Rapid City Police Department at 394-4134 or send an anonymous tip by texting ‘RCPD’ and the info to 847411

Contact Andrea J. Cook at 394-8423 or andrea.cook@rapidcityjournal.com

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