Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN - A weekend burglary at Hopkins Elementary School left nine trailers in disarray, causing a few classes to be moved Tuesday, school system officials said.
The glass in the trailer doors had been smashed out sometime between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Monday, according to a Gwinnett County school police report. School police found a broken hammer on the ground near one of the trailers.
Inside, file cabinets had been dumped over, said Jorge Quintana, spokesman for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Some personal belongings of the teachers were stolen, and fire extinguishers had also been set off.
Two computers were stolen and three were destroyed, Quintana said. Glue was poured onto one laptop, and another was hit with a hammer.
"All the damage was done to materials used for learning in the classroom," Quintana said.
The school system did not have an estimate in the cost of the damage, as it was still being calculated Tuesday.
Because Monday was a student holiday, teachers and faculty spent the day cleaning up the mess, Quintana said. The cleanup was finished Tuesday, and classes should be held in their usual locations today, he said.
School police have no suspects and have made no arrests. The motive for the burglary is also unknown.