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Burglar ransacks Woodsboro school buildings, classes delayed

Posted at 11:38 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 18:43:13-04


An overnight break in at two Woodsboro ISD campuses prompted a late start time for classes this morning.

If anyone can identify this person wanted for breaking, entering, and burglarizing Woodsboro ISD schools please contact Refugio County Sheriff’s Office at 361.526.2351.

Posted by Refugio County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, May 1, 2019


According to WISD Superintendent Janis Sykora, a custodian at Woodsboro High School discovered the break in around 5 a.m., Wednesday.

Surveillance video shows a man entered the school through an unlocked window and proceeded to breaking to nearly every room on campus.


Sykora says the suspect ransacked teacher’s desks and stole money from a shirt order packets and a school supply vending machine.


The suspect continued on to the nearby Woodsboro Elementary School, where he broke several windows before entering the building, again breaking into teacher’s offices and desks, and stealing money.


Sykora says the suspect was believed to have been on campus for two to three hours, and even stopped for a restroom break.


Because of the extensive damage caused by the suspected burglar, the district delayed classes by two hours to allow crews time to clean up debris.

The Refugio County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the break ins to call 361-526-2351.