HOULKA, Miss. (WTVA) - The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public’s help after three days of searching for stolen property from the Houlka Attendance Center.
“We know somebody knows something or seen something so we hope somebody will call,” said Sheriff James Meyers.
Meyers said someone stole more than $5,000 worth of lumber over the weekend from the school, which is currently being renovated.
“It was a lot of 2x4's, 2x6's, 2x8's and about 100 sheets of fireproof plywood,” he explained.
Meyers said the school had surveillance cameras, but some of them were blocked. He added they will continue to check other cameras.
People in town said they found it hard to believe someone would steal from a school that was damaged from a fire years ago.
“We are a small town and the parents work together for these kids to have stuff and have an education,” Virginia Bullard added. “It’s just sad.”
“I don’t believe anybody should steal from nobody,” said Jerry Russell. “They should be locked up and keys thrown away for life.”
The sheriff said the person or persons responsible will face grand larceny.
If you’ve seen the lumber or know who stole it call Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department.