Police investigate four burglaries at MPS schools in less than three weeks

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are looking int four separate burglaries at Milwaukee Public Schools over the past couple of weeks. The most recent incidents happened this past weekend.

The burglaries happened at three MPS schools. One of them was broken into twice.

Parents weren't happy to learn that criminals had broken in and stolen school property.

Lancaster School

Lancaster School

Police say on April 16th, suspects broke a window and came into Lancaster School, located near 68th and Hampton in Milwaukee -- taking several laptop computers from the school.

Two days later, on April 18th, police say there was another break-in -- with suspects ransacking multiple parts of the school.

Police say nothing was discovered missing after that burglary.

"For my daughter to walk into the school and say it was stuff everywhere all the floor, she said she was scared. That`s scary for a child to walk in their class and see someone had broke in there and took stuff and threw stuff around," Tosha Kennedy said.

Just five days after the second reported burglary at Lancaster and just four blocks away, police say they caught two teenagers -- ages 16 and 14. Police say the boys were running from the school. Inside, they found destroyed property and stolen items.

Burglaries at MPS schools

The April 23rd break-in happened at Kilbourn School near Grantosa and Silver Spring Drive.

Police say the 16 and 14-year-old boys are accused of breaking property and stealing various items from the school.

 

Engleburg Elementary School

Engleburg Elementary School

Then on Sunday, May 1st, police say suspects broke into several classrooms at Engleburg Elementary School near 91st and Hampton.

Police were working to determine what, exactly, was stolen.

"That`s stuff to help my child learn. The computers -- they need that," Kennedy said.

Milwaukee Public Schools officials have issued a statement, saying MPS is cooperating with the investigation -- referring questions to police.

An MPD spokesman said police are looking into the possibility that these burglaries are connected.

Engleburg Elementary School

Engleburg Elementary School