At around 3:36 a.m. on October 9, burglars hit the video production room in Deer Valley High School in the city of Antioch and walked away with over $ 15,000 in equipment.
According to the principal of Deer Valley High School Bukky Oyebade, the thieves seized approximately $ 15,000 worth of equipment including cameras, lenses and other video production equipment used by Deer Valley TV and the Art and Video Production Course.
The equipment helps produce content for high school news, high school sports and entertainment. The district said it had taken several years to accumulate so much equipment.
According to the superintendent Stephanie Anello, the thieves attempted to break into multiple classrooms while setting off multiple classroom alarms, but did not say if anything else was stolen.
She said on Friday that essential equipment had already been ordered and being replaced so the class could continue with its curriculum and production plans.
âThis is an ongoing investigation and we do not yet know if it was targeted, we will report it to the Antioch Police Department,â Anello said.
A GoFundMe was set up by the teacher Kiel Olff to replace the equipment which amounts to $ 3,500, however, the fund is no longer accepting new donations and has been deactivated.
The incident is still under investigation and the Antioch Police Department has yet to release any information.