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Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 11:59 a.m.

Lincoln schools' Brick Elementary School broken into over the weekend

By Kyle Feldscher

This story has been updated with comments from Lincoln schools superintendent Ellen Bonter.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a weekend break-in at Brick Elementary School in Augusta Township that was reported on Monday.

According to police, a window at the school, 8970 Whittaker Road, was forced open sometime over the weekend and went undiscovered until Monday. The exact time and date of the incident is not available, police said.

Lincoln schools superintendent Ellen Bonter said there was no damage to the building and two electronic items may have been stolen. The school is continuing to go over inventory lists to see if anything else is missing, Bonter said.

She said it appeared one person entered through a window and exited through a second window. It's unclear if the entrance window was unlatched, Bonter said.

The building was undergoing upgrades to the alarm system and no alarm went off during the incident, Bonter said. However, the building is again secure and the alarm is armed, she said.

No arrests have been made, and police still are looking for suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-974-7711.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 1:29 a.m.

I hope this wasn't an inside job. The alarm system was down and someone gets in through a window? Was the window broken or shimmied open? @averagejoe, yes, they still have a lot of work to do. For all the work that was supposed to be done, that school still looks to be in rough shape. I'd hate to see what it looked like before any work was done.

average joe

Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 11:32 p.m.

Well, at least they got the alarm system finished. Now they can get all the other things finished from the bond work, such as - getting all the classroom intercoms working, replacement clocks, phones working in all areas, etc. All of these items & others were 'improvements' under the 2010 bond proposal.


Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 8:11 p.m.

Just glad to hear the school is now secure and the alarm system is working. Way to many sad things going on in schools open or not. Need this extra security during break.