Edmond Memorial High School's history damaged in break-in

Event Details: 
Seen on NewsOK.com:<a>http://www.newsok.com/edmond-memorial-high-schools-history-damaged-in-break-in/article/3475853?custom_click=headlines_widget</a> History dating back to 1974 was damaged when 14 track and cross country trophies were broken during a burglary at Edmond Memorial High School. "These things mean something to a lot of people. It is the heritage of our school," said Athletic Director Mike De La Garza. The glass to the trophy case was broken and the athlete figure on top of the trophies was broken off, said Principal Debbie Bendick. All of the damaged trophies were won by students from 1974-85. School officials said they think it was just by chance that the only damaged trophies were track and cross country. "This is our stuff and a tribute to our kids," De La Garza said. "And, these kids are important." School officials estimate it might cost $100 a trophy to repair the damage. "We're working with police and are reviewing the surveillance tapes," Bendick said. The burglary was discovered Friday morning, according to a police report released Monday. An alarm activated at 3:30 a.m., but the contact person canceled the police response because there was severe weather at the time, the report shows. Entry to the school is believed to have been made through an unsecured door, according to a police report. Two microwave ovens were reported stolen from the teachers' lounge. "We don't think it was students because students don't need microwaves," Bendick said.
Report Status: 


Edmond , OK
Coordinates: 35° 38' 17.79" N, 97° 28' 2.3592" W
Best Known Time of Event: 
Friday, July 9, 2010 - 3:30am
Case Number: 
Reward Type: 
Other Reward: