By Caleb Hutton
See below for update.
Ferndale police are investigating an apparent nighttime burglary at Vista Middle School.
but few details were available Friday afternoon, Dec. 28.
Someone shattered a classroom window at the school late Thursday, Dec. 27, setting off an alarm, said Ferndale Police Lt. Matt Huffman. Officers found wet footprints near the crime scene and an unlocked door, but no suspect.
At the time of the latest police report, officers were still figuring out what — if anything — had been stolen.
I’ve got a call out to the Ferndale School District and will update this post if I get any more info today.
Update at 4 p.m. School District Superintendent Linda Quinn said it appeared the burglar rummaged through a few drawers, but nothing obvious was missing from the classrooms that were vandalized.
“I can’t say what might have been in someone’s desk,” Quinn said.
The break-in alarm went off about 11 p.m. A few interior windows were shattered in some classrooms. All teachers in the school have laptops, but they’d taken them home for winter break. When school starts up again in January, the principal plans to round up staff to find out if anything was stolen from their rooms.
Quinn suspects the vandal left on foot and in a hurry, because nothing hefty appeared to have been targeted.