Two Break-Ins Reported At South Johnston High School

FOUR OAKS – The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two break-ins reported at South Johnston High School at 10381 US Highway 301 South. Authorities have not said if the incidents are connected.

On Wednesday, December 29th around 1:00am, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the school and everything appeared secure. Later that day, a custodian discovered a shop door was open and several school rabbits had been released from their enclosure. The rabbits were found in the same room and returned to the enclosure unharmed. Also, several teachers’ desks had been ransacked and items had been thrown onto the floor.

On Sunday, January 2nd around 11:11pm, deputies responded to a second burglar alarm at South Johnston High. Officers discovered forced entry had been made and the school office had been ransacked. $325 in Silver Dollars was reported stolen. An area where medication was kept had also been rummaged through. An inventory is underway to determine if any of the medication was stolen.

The sheriff’s office has assigned a detective to investigate the break-ins.