PITTSFIELD -- A burglar is believed to have broken into St. Joseph Central High School early Thursday morning, according to Pittsfield Police. Nothing appears to have been taken, Pittsfield Police Sgt. Glen Decker said.
Police received a report of the school's burglar alarm going off at 4:14 a.m. Decker said police believe somebody entered the building. St. Joseph Central High School Principal Dr. Amy Gelinas confirmed the break-in. An outside window was broken into with asphalt, she said. An inside door window on the bottom floor was also broken. The break-in set off the school's alarm.
A two-foot metal cross in the chapel on the ground floor was found moved to the third floor, Gelinas said. The cross, she said, didn't have much material value, though it is valued to the school. "They probably saw the cross and thought it would be valuable," she said.
All of the classroom doors were locked, Gelinas said. There wasn't much of value for the perpetrator to take, she said. Nothing appears to be missing, Gelinas said. The school custodian told police he doesn't think any items were stolen.
"People here are quite surprised," Gelinas said. She estimated the cost of replacing the windows to be about $100.
Nobody reported seeing the break-in and police currently have no suspects. The building was empty at the time.
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