Police investigate break-in, vandalism at West Brunswick High; suspect in custody

Police investigate break-in, vandalism at West Brunswick High; suspect in custody

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - West Brunswick High School was broken into and vandalized overnight, according to school and police officials.

james Andre Davis (Source: BCSO)
james Andre Davis (Source: BCSO)

According to Sgt. John Holman with the Shallotte Police Department, James Andre Davis, 55, has been arrested in the case.

Holman said Davis allegedly broke into the school’s front office through a window and damaged windows inside the school. He also is accused of breaking into another building on campus near the baseball field and breaking into a Coke machine.

Broken windows at West Brunswick (Source: Shallotte Police Department)
Broken windows at West Brunswick (Source: Shallotte Police Department)

Davis was arrested at his home on Tryon Road in Shallotte and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering a coin machine, malicious damage to a coin machine, injury to real property, and possession of burglary tools.

He was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Center under $50,000 bond.

Contrary to rumors that spread across social media Wednesday, Holman said no note was left at the school and no threats were made against students.

In an email sent shortly after 9:30 a.m., Daniel Seamans, chief communications officer for Brunswick County Schools, said, “classes are operating on normal schedule and at no point were any students in danger. There are rumors flying around social media that are absolutely false.”

According to the CAD report, a caller told dispatch that a window in the front office was broken and several lights were on.

UPDATE: Per Shallotte PD: "This morning officers with the Shallotte Police Department responded to West Brunswick high...

Posted by Brunswick County Schools on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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