On October 9 at approximately 3:36 am, burglars struck the video production room at Deer Valley High School in the City of Antioch and walked away with more than $15,000 in equipment.
According to Deer Valley High School Principal Bukky Oyebade, thieves made off with approximately $15,000 of equipment which included cameras, lenses, and other video production equipment used by Deer Valley TV and the Art and Video Production course.
The equipment helps produce content for high school news, sports and entertainment purposes at the high school—the District said it took several years to accumulate that much equipment.
According to Superintendent Stephanie Anello, the thieves attempted to break into multiple classrooms while setting off multiple classroom alarms but did not elaborate further if anything else was stolen.
She said Friday that critical equipment has already been ordered and in the process of being replaced so the class can continue in its curriculum and production projects.
“This is an ongoing investigation and we do not know yet if it was targeted, we will defer that to the Antioch Police Department,” said Anello.
A GoFundMe was set up by teacher Kiel Olff to replace the equipment which stands at $3,500, however, the fund is no longer accepting new donations and has been disabled.
The incident is still under investigation and the Antioch Police Department have not yet released any information.