Officers charged Kassidy Hale Sawyers, 30 years old, of Mount Sidney with one felony count of breaking and entering and a misdemeanor count of petit larceny for the September 29 burglary.
On September 30, a teacher at the high school notified the principal and school resource officer that it appeared certain desks and cabinets in the shop room had been rummaged through overnight. Also, some power tools had been moved around and a set of keys was missing. An examination of the surveillance footage found captured images of the assailant, later identified as Sawyers, walking through the building between 8:00 pm and 8:45 pm. He entered the building by scaling a six foot high wall and forcing open a window in the school’s weight room. Circulating the images of the assailant among school staff and police officers led to the identification of Sawyers.