PEVELY, MO (KTVI) - The Dunklin R-V School District in Jefferson County is asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects in connection with a break-in at two of their schools.
The intruders made off with valuable school equipment. Classes went on as normal in the Dunklin R-V School District Thursday while the suspects responsible for breaking into and stealing from Herculaneum High and Pevely Elementary schools remain at large.
"We had three white males that entered the high school last night . First at 11 p.m. they didn't do as much at the high school they could not get into the room as much as they could. Then about 3 a.m. they entered the elementary school, " said Stan Stratton, Dunklin R-V Superintendent.
School officials say the suspects got away with three laptops from the high school, and two laptops and 37 iPads from from the elementary school .
The superintendent says there was no forced entry and the school has tightened security.
"During the day our buildings are locked down and that's why we really want to determine how did they get in ," said Stratton.
Police have video surveillance images of the intrusion and are reviewing the tapes before they release more details. Authorities say the value of the equipment stolen is worth $21,000. Anyone with information should contact police.