Three people have been arrested in connection with the burglary that took place at Moline High School. Of the three individuals, two were adult males and the other was a juvenile female. The three suspects allegedly caused significant damage to Moline High School after breaking into the facility early Monday morning.

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On Monday, the Moline Police Department said in a press release that earlier that morning, just before 1:00 a.m., the Moline Police Department and Moline Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Moline High School (3600 Avenue of the Cities).

When officers arrived, they determined that the building had been burglarized by unauthorized entry and some areas of the school suffered criminal damage to property. Damage done to Moline High School includes:

  • Discharging fire extinguishers
  • Flipping tables
  • Breaking televisions
  • Damaging other electronic devices

On Monday, the Moline Police Department arrested three people in connection to the burglary and vandalization. The first arrested by the Moline PD was Joseph W. Anderson, 22, or Moline. Anderson has been charged with Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property. He is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Later on Monday, officials said that the other two were arrested including Steven T. Anderson, 21 of Moline. S. Anderson has also been charged with Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property. He too is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Moline Police Department officials say the third person arrested is a 17-year-old female juvenile. The female is being detained by Juvenile Court Services. No further information is available to be released on matters related to juveniles.

Officials say that none of the three individuals were current students at Moline High School, but did have previous enrollment in the district.

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The Moline Police Department said school officials were notified and multiple staff members responded to mitigate the damage before the start of school.

Moline PD said that the Moline High School custodial staff should be praised for their extensive work getting the school fit for students to arrive by normal hours without disruption.

Moline Police Chief Darren Gault said in the press release,

“The Moline Police Department takes our school students safety and learning environment extremely seriously. Students deserve the best education possible, including the best facilities, equipment, and classrooms available to them. Any damage, trespassing or vandalism to our school facilities will be aggressively investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law."

The school day was not impacted and students arrived as scheduled. The arrests of the three individuals conclude the police's investigation of this incident.

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