Break-in At Wood River High School Delays Opening Today


By Paul Johnson

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Authorities for the Blaine County school district say they delayed opening the High school this morning because of a break-in. In a memo issued by the school district, the break-in alarm was activated at 1:30 am this morning at the Wood River High School. Hailey police responded. Superintendent Lonnie Barber said he decided to delay the start of school until 10:30 am so that a thorough sweep of the building could be completed before students and staff entered the building. In a news release from the district, Superintendent Barber said “Students who take the bus where advised to follow their normal transportation schedule and the Community Campus was open for those students prior to the 10:30 a.m. delayed start time. The entire high school was inspected by the police and cleared for occupancy. The break-in was considered unusual because a weapon was used as a means to enter the building. Because the safety and security of all our students and staff is our priority, there will be an increased police presence at schools throughout the day.”

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