Break-in, arson light Manhattan Beach school grounds

This Manhattan Beach school escaped with minimal damage, but it could have easily been much worse. The principle says that “there’s not a whole lot of different ways to be safer than we are now,” and maybe that’s true for their school. But, is it true for your school? Let us help you to do everything you can to protect your students.

On Monday morning, Manhattan BeachMiddle School principal John Jackson discovered that a break-in had occurred over Thanksgiving break in a counselor’s office. The window next to the door was broken, and through it the intruder had apparently gained entrance, Jackson said. Nothing was stolen, he said, but it appeared that the intruder attempted to light the file cabinet on fire. School officials are currently investigating why the alarm system didn’t go off.

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