Burglars Hit Bellevue East High School

Two burglars broke into Bellevue East High School Thursday morning, getting away with three laptops, a camera and an undetermined amount of cash.

Police say the suspects broke a top floor window to get in sometime between 3 and 4 a.m. Once inside, they rummaged through the administrative office and obtained keys to other offices in the school. In all, they caused $20,000 in damage.

Police are reviewing security camera video in hopes of identifying the pair.

"It absolutely hurts, that safety and security feeling that it takes away from you, when you go through something like that. But, I also think on the opposite side of that it really shows how the community comes together," said Amanda Oliver, Bellevue Public Schools.

It's the second break-in in the district in two years.

The video of these two burglars will help in identifying them, but it didn't help preventing the break-in. When this was questioned, the school district acknowledged there are not alarms on windows. But that now, they are going to look into increased security.

A quick change was having custodial staff staying later Wednesday night, so that someone remains on campus well into the early hours of the morning.


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