Magnolia School vandalized, iPads stolen |

Magnolia School vandalized, iPads stolen

Magnolia School sustained extensive damage during a vandalism and burglary spree.
Courtesy NCSO |

Vandals caused significant damage to a South County school — and stole dozens of iPads — and local law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

Magnolia Intermediate School was vandalized and burglarized some time between 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, said Nevada County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pettitt.

“The suspects in this case broke numerous windows throughout the school in order to gain entry to the interior,” Pettitt said, adding that approximately 30 iPads and at least two iMac computers were stolen.

“The school is going to have do a full inventory to determine the full extent of the theft,” he said. “They went through the main building, the library, the computer lab and the music room.”

Several fire extinguishers were discharged throughout the interior of the main building, causing additional damage.

“The powder is everywhere,” Pettitt said, adding that the vandals also broke multiple windows and doors.

“You name it,” he said. “They did a number on it. It’s going to cost a lot of money to clean up.”

Pettitt said the Little League shack at Bear River High School’s fields and a storage shed where a PA system is kept also were broken into.

“They took some Peavey amplifiers, but they were recovered in some brush,” he said. “They had been ditched in the weeds.”

The Sheriff’s Office Patrol and the Major Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate.

Anyone who may have seen anything at the campus Thursday night or who has any information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-265-1471.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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