Eugene (KMTR) – Staff at Kelly Middle School spent Wednesday taking inventory in search of stolen items, rather than getting some much-needed prep work done for the school year. Just after 2 a.m., a neighbor reported seeing three male juveniles leaving the school with several items. Police did not catch the suspects, but found a door that appeared damage.
As school administrators learned of the break-in Wednesday morning, their agenda for the day changed. Instead of getting ready for new students, teachers surveyed the school’s property, trying to figure out if anything was missing.
The principal says the incident comes at an unfortunate time, with resources stretched so thin due to budget cuts, and just a few weeks left before the school year starts. Despite the setback, he says he’s thankful neighbors were watching over the building and called authorities. If you have any additional information on the break-in, call Eugene police.