Bibb Campus Police Investigating Elementary School Break-In

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County School Police are scrambling trying to figure out who broke into Rice Elementary school Wednesday morning. It’s not the first time, something like has happened.

As soon as you walk in the building, it’s right in your face.

Shards of broken glass from the window at the front office of Rice Elementary School.

Wouldbe thieves made their way inside early Wednesday morning, ripping off outdoor cameras in the process.

It was a phone call, Principal Janet Sharpe didn’t want to have to deal with.

“Then we went in the cafeteria and the glass in the cafeteria to the manager’s office in the cafeteria had been shattered as well,” Sharpe said. 

“We had our first break-in in September and it came from the outside porch, the window where the secretary’s window is on the outside, and they broke that window,” she continued. 

“Very frustrating just to know that people would come in and into a school, a learning environment, and disrupt the learning environment where the children, who are our future, are hear and we’re preparing them for the future and to learn each day,” Sharpe said. 

Campus Police as well as the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.

She says as of now it doesn’t look like anything has been stolen, but she says she’d like for parents and the community to keep a watchful eye out, especially during non school hours.

“It takes all of us, not just here at the school, but our community, we want them to partner in, and they’ve been great thus far, but we also need to continue to be a look out and make sure that our school stays safe,” Sharpe said

As of right now, it’s unclear if Campus Police will boost patrolling around the school. Sharpe says she plans on sending a voice message to all parents and guardians about the incident.

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