Mar 13, 2015 12:43 PM by News Staff
Marigold Elementary School was broken into for the fourth time this year sometime last night, the latest in a string of school and church break-ins.
Assistant Superintendent Bob Feaster told Action News Now that thieves broke into five classrooms either late Thursday night or early Friday morning, but didn't steal much because there is not anything left.
Crews worked all morning to clean up broken glass, and say there was some blood found on the broken windows. Feaster said school began on schedule Friday.
A janitor told Feaster they discovered evidence that someone had been sleeping in a cement area on the nearby Loma Vista campus. A poncho and headphones were turned over to police.
Last weekend a break-in occurred at Pleasant Valley High School, and in the past two months burglars have hit Bidwell Presbyterian Church near downtown Chico, the Christian Life Center Church, and Sierra View Elementary School.
Feaster says the school board has hired a private security company to patrol the area, but unfortunately they can't be everywhere. School officials say they have been going to neighborhood watch groups and asking the community to keep their eyes opens.
Anyone with information on any of the school or church burglaries is asked to call the Chico Police Department.
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