Mounties say a piece of school equipment was stolen from an elementary school in Nanaimo on Thursday morning, before students came in for the day.
A neighbour of Bayview Elementary called police around 6:30 a.m. after they heard windows breaking at the school.
Shortly after, the caller said they saw someone wearing a white puffy jacket fleeing the area from the west side of the school, according to Nanaimo RCMP.
Police say they searched the school and a police dog was called in to try to locate the suspect, but they were not found.
The school’s principal also attended the school and confirmed there was a break and enter, and that a projector was stolen. By Thursday afternoon, police said it was unclear if anything else was taken.
The break-in occurred before the school day began, and students were able to attend class as usual.
“Police were called to attend to a break-in. They have secured the school and it is safe to resume normal activities,” said the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School district in a message to families Thursday.