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Rock Falls High principal: Some items taken during break-in

Police investigating apparent spring break burglary

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7:53 a.m. CST

ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls High School Principal Mike Berentes said Tuesday that it appeared some items had been taken from the school during a break-in over spring break.

Classes at Rock Falls schools resumed Monday.

Staff members have been taking an inventory of items, Berentes said, and some things appear to be missing. He declined to say specifically what those items are.

"We're still taking inventory," he said. "We think we have it all narrowed down, but we're still looking into it."

Police were called to the high school just before 6 a.m. March 30 in response to an alarm at the high school. When they arrived, they discovered a door window had been broken on the north side of the building.

Four windows were damaged – two on the north side and two interior room doors.

Fingerprints and samples from blood found on glass fragments were sent to the state police crime lab last week, Rock Falls Police Chief Mike Kuelper said, and detectives are reviewing security camera footage.

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