Three teenage suspects have been apprehended after breaking into the Muirlands Middle School campus and main office early Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, causing a few thousand dollars’ worth of damage.
With “no idea” as to motive, San Diego Police Department public information officer Josh Hodge said at around 1:46 a.m. the three male suspects “broke numerous objects on campus, tagged the campus with graffiti, stole money from the school’s office and attempted to gain entry to a safe by setting it on fire.”
The suspects activities triggered the burglary alarm, and San Diego Police officers soon arrived on the scene at 1056 Nautilus St. The suspects attempted to flee, but were captured. Police are continuing to investigate. Because the suspects are minors, their identities have not been released.
Principal Harlan Klein could not be reached for comment. The back-to-school orientation day was Aug. 23. The first day of school following summer vacation is Monday, Aug. 29, and will presumably not be affected by the acts of vandalism.
The La Jolla Light will continue to follow this breaking story and report details as they become available.