JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Two out-of-district students broke into Jamestown High School recently in an attempt to steal from the building.
Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker announced the news on Tuesday in a statement to the media.
Whitaker said in part, “we have become aware of recent incidents wherein two juveniles, who do not attend Jamestown High School, gained entry into JHS, well outside of school hours, in search of items they could steal.”
The educator says these actions were captured on security video, which has since been given to the police for prosecution.
“The two juveniles have been identified by the Jamestown Police Department. Because they are minors, we are prohibited from sharing their names or identifying information,” continued the Superintendent. “JPS has been working closely with JPD via our School Resource Officer to investigate this action. The district will be pressing charges.”
In response to the break-in, the school has rolled out additional monitoring of the building by both their staff and Jamestown Police.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the department’s tip line at (716) 483-8477.