The burglary took place early in the morning after someone broke a window out of a classroom and entered the building.
Cameras caught the image of at least four suspects dressed in hoodies and wearing masks and gloves as they went from classroom to classroom in the 300 and 400 wings of the building.
The vandals also broke into the main offices, the cafeteria and the teachers’ lounge area.
Beeville Independent School District Superintendent Sue Thomas said Thursday morning that Assistant Superintendent Erasmo Rodriguez was working on an estimate of the damage.
“I know it’s going to be in the thousands of dollars,” Thomas said. “Computers in the office area have been either stolen or destroyed.”
Although the photos are grainy and may not provide a lot of help in identifying the burglars, the BPD is hoping someone may recognize something and get an idea who might be responsible.
Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that could lead to an arrest in the case.
Anyone who might have information is asked to call the organization’s hot line at 362-0206 or call toll-free to (877) 362-0206.
Internet users may email Crime Stoppers at coastalbendcrimestoppers.com.
Witnesses never have to be identified to receive a cash reward.
Meanwhile, the superintendent said arrangements are being made to continue classroom sessions without interruptions.
“We’re not going to allow kids not to have class,” Thomas said. Some classes may have to do without some equipment until damaged and stolen articles can be replaced.
“We have quite a bit of stuff missing,” the superintendent said.
Photos taken at the scene showed many articles in the classrooms strewn about the floor. Officers on the scene even photographed dead fish that had been taken from an aquarium in one classroom.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.