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4 suspects identified in Agua Dulce ISD break-in, arrests set to come

District officials said multiple people broke into schools and caused so much damage the schools had to be closed.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE: According to a Facebook post from Agua Dulce Independent School District, Monday around 7 p.m. four suspects have been identified in the break-in, and arrests are set to come soon.

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Agua Dulce ISD canceled classes on Monday due to damage after the schools were broken into over the weekend. 

The district released three photos of the people they say are responsible for the damage which is estimated to cost thousands of dollars.

Posted by Agua Dulce Independent School District on Monday, May 23, 2022

Investigators with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office said several thousands of dollars worth of items were taken from the property. 

The crime happened late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, school officials said.

According to Richard Wright, Superintendent for Dulce ISD, the incident isn't something faculty and staff took lightly. 

"A lot of people took this very personally," Wright said. "It's almost more personal to them than if it happened at their home."

He added that some of equipment that was stolen put the district back thousands of dollars.

"$10-15,000 with some of the equipment they stole pushing $70-80,000," Wright said.

Some of the equipment stolen included a pickup truck and trailer that belonged to the district, with the truck now suspected to be involved in a separate crime.

"We also found out today that pickup was used that same evening to pull an ATM machine out in corpus Christi, CCPD is involved in this," Wright said.

Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper said it's just a matter of time until the pieces begin to fall together.

"A lot of video that was captured like 3 hours of video. Appears they were young people," Hooper said. "What I would think is, anytime you have young people involved in a crime spree like that, someone is going to talk."

If anyone has any additional information about the identity of this suspect, or any of the suspects, they are asked to contact Sergeant Marilyn King with the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at (361) 887-2234.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/index.htm.  Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

All classes will continue as normal on Tuesday, officials said. Staff is working to clean up the mess. 

Posted by Agua Dulce Independent School District on Monday, May 23, 2022

If you recognize any of these people, you are asked to call the Nueces County Sheriff's Office at (361) 887-2222.

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