WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- School's out for summer, but deputies say the idle time only makes school a more attractive target for thieves.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is sharing surveillance video, hoping someone recognizes suspects who broke into Tolsia High School in the early morning hours of June 14.
Deputies say they broke in through a rear window and stole thousands of dollars worth of tools and school property.
"That school already doesn't have a very big budget to deal with anyway,” Tolsia graduate Cory Maynard said. “I know because I went there. We were always the last school to get help, and here they are robbing. It puts us behind more."
Deputies say a teacher or student who was participating in an ROTC drill that morning arrived while the burglary was taking place, scaring the suspects off before they could take all the stuff they'd intended to steal.
If you recognize the suspects, you're asked to call Sgt. Williamson at the Wayne County Sheriff's Department at 304-272-6333.