Public school breakins becoming more frequent
The recent break-ins at the island’s public school facilities remain under investigation. As KUAM News reported this week, thieves broke into Wettengel Elementary in Dededo taking paint, brushes, and other supplies.
A break-in was also reported at the Guam Department of Education's maintenance shop in Piti. Acting Superintendent Francis Santos confirms another hit was reported at a local middle school that’s been targeted for several weeks.
"We had another incident at Jose Rios (Middle School). I think it’s almost three straight weeks now of break-ins at that school, so we are asking the help of the villagers in Piti to help us. It’s your school and your village and if they see something suspicious to call 911," said Santos.
Overall, Santos says the damage in the break-ins are minor. Still, it costs the agency - and your tax-paying dollars - each time repairs are made.