The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill. The school was extensively damaged, and numerous items were stolen during the incident, authorities reported.
Deputies were called to the school at 6005 Cedar Hill Road on June 28, after doors, windows and other items throughout the building were damaged. In addition, two laptop computers, a 40-inch Vizio TV, two portable radios and a charger were stolen, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
The burglary occurred at about 9:30 p.m. June 27 when a door leading to a cafeteria office area was forced open, according to the report.
As of July 9, the Northwest School District was still waiting for estimates to repair the damage and replace the stolen items, said Chuck McPherson, the district’s communications and community relations coordinator.
During the investigation, deputies found a toolbox, crimping tool, fiberglass tape measure and red marking tape inside the school that belonged to a man who had been doing work at the school and had left the items outside the school. Those items, which were valued at $350, had been stolen between 10:30 a.m. June 26 and 8:30 a.m. June 27, the report said.
As of July 7, none of the items stolen from the school had been recovered, and no suspects had been identified, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said. He asks anyone with information about the incident to call 636-797-5515.