Cemetery vandalism is a common problem nearly everywhere. Tombstones are toppled and often destroyed. The perpetrators, if caught, usually get minimal punishments, if any.
In a letter to the Editor of the Marshall Independent of Marshall, Minnesota, Samantha Barowsky offers a different idea:
This writer would suggest having the perpetrators assist in the clean-up of the cemetery and the repair of the headstones. The offenders might also learn something from doing genealogical research on those who are buried in the cemetery, primarily those whose headstones were vandalized.
You can read Samantha's complete letter at http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/505069.html?nav=5072.