Farmington Police investigating break-in at Farmington High School

Joshua Kellogg
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department and Farmington Municipal School District are searching for two subjects who allegedly broke into Farmington High School during the weekend and vandalized property.

Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said surveillance footage shows two unidentified subjects were in the school around 2:54 a.m. Saturday.

The break-in wasn't discovered until Monday morning when a school custodian entered the school and found that two pieces of school property were damaged.

A vending machine and a table were damaged during the break-in. The glass window of the vending machine was smashed.

Allen said the damaged property was located in the administration office and front lobby building.

Ted Lasiewicz, the district's director of operations, said it's possible a door was not closed properly and that's how the suspects entered the building.

"Security is obviously a primary concern," Lasiewicz said. "With a building like Farmington High School with numerous entry doors, it might have been overlooked and not latched properly."

Lasiewicz said district staff and Farmington high teachers will be reminded to make sure all doors are locked and not to assume others will lock them later on.

The investigation is continuing.

Allen said people can contact the Farmington Police Department's Detective Hotline at 505-599-1068 to share information and contact the San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous.

Joshua Kellogg covers education for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 and Follow him @jkelloggdt on Twitter.