Thief Takes Students’ Lunch and More from Zenia School; Kids Had to Be Sent Home Early
The first burglary took place Sunday night or early Monday morning. “What we have discovered missing so far is a Chrome book and an iPad,” she said. “We do have serial numbers so if someone found them we could definitely match them.”
Canale said that after the earlier break-in, “Our maintenance man had put a metal plate over the door but they just ripped it off and broke in.”
Today, she said was an already scheduled minimum day. After the food was stolen and the school went through by the thieves, she explained, “They sent the students home before lunch…The teacher sent the kids home early because they rifled through things. Made a mess.”
Though this week was the first time the school building was broken into, Canale said that someone has been stealing gas from the school. “It has been for several months,” she explained. “Maybe it has been going on for much longer than we even realized. The thieves are just getting very bold.”
She said that a surveillance camera earlier this year captured a suspect taking fuel. “We do have that person on camera.” (See photo above and below.)
Canale said that the theft “is very violating to not only the adults but the children as well.” She asks if anyone has information about the thefts to please contact either the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department or the school district at (707) 599-6386.