Law enforcement officers investigating band burglary at Pelion High School
Pelion, SC (Paul Kirby) – Law enforcement officers are investigating a burglary that occurred at Pelion High School over the weekend. According to the District’s Chief Communications Officer Mary Beth Hill, the award-winning Pelion High School Marching Pride Band was hit during the burglary, but they are still in business and ready to compete. She said there was no credence to the rumor that the band lost so much equipment they would not be able to perform.
According to Hill, on Monday, October 14, as staff members were beginning their work week at Pelion High School that morning, they found that a burglary occurred overnight, Sunday, October 13. Acting in accordance with the School Board’s Policy, administrators immediately filed an incident report with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department through the School Resource Officer. This is standard operating procedure.
Although a variety of items were taken, there is no truth to the rumor that the band will be unable to compete in the Lower State Marching Band Championships taking place this Saturday, according to Hill. She said that the band program did lose a few items, things like two guitars and one set of tenor drums, however they are ready and equipped to compete during the height of the band competition season.
The staff of Lexington School District One is encouraging students and their parents who may have information about the break in to report that information to a school administrator, School Resource Officer, school counselor, teacher or other employee. You can also make tips through CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC or on their website at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.
The district also has a Tip Line (803-636-8317), which students, parents and others can use to report the information anonymously. Students can access the Tip Line online, by telephone, by texting information or by emailing details of your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org.