March 7, 2014
VERONA-- Verona Elementary School was broken into overnight on Tuesday night going into Wednesday, the Augusta County Superintendent's Office confirms.
It's not clear what was taken, but there was vandalism to several doors throughout the school. The damage appears to be contained to the administration party of the building, and there doesn't seem to be forced entry into any classrooms.
George Earhart, the assistant superintendent, says school will be going on as normal Wednesday, but there is an increased police presence on Wednesday morning. Parents were notified of the break-in on Wednesday morning.
The break-in was first discovered around 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, when a custodian noticed a door to the cafeteria open. The police were notified, and did a walk-through.
Earhart wouldn't comment if there was surveillance video, but said an investigation is ongoing.