Police in Owensboro are investigating a burglary that occurred at a local school.
Apollo High School canceled classes on Thursday to allow a thorough search of the building and to investigate the scene.
According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, the vice principal went to open the school just after 6:00 a.m. when he saw someone run from the building dressed in all black and wearing a mask. As of late Thursday afternoon, law enforcement was still searching for the suspect.
In a news conference, Daviess County Schools Superintendent Matt Robbins said the burglary was an isolated incident.
“We thought it was a burglary based on the preliminary information we had. We’ve been able to nail that down even further that we’re dealing with a burglary," he stated. "At no time were there any threats made to students or staff.”
The sheriff’s office says the burglar broke out a window and was able to reach inside and unlock a door. There was no other vandalism and police say the only thing taken were two bottles of water.
Extracurricular activities this afternoon and evening are still on as scheduled and students will return to the classroom on Friday.