A reported break-in at Untalan Middle School prompted a response from both the Guam Fire Department and the Guam Police Department.
This morning, Untalan Middle School Principal Agnes Guerrero said her personnel noticed smoke coming from one of the campus offices. After evacuating those in the affected areas, the fire and police departments responded to the incident.
According to GFD Fire Chief Daniel Stone, the source of the smoke came from the assistant principal’s office.
“The laptop that was on the desk was intentionally set on fire as a result of what looked like shredded paper clippings that were set on top of the computer and set on fire,” Stone said.
Guerrero said that the school does have a security alarm system, but whether it went off was not disclosed. She also expressed her thoughts about the incident.
“Our students, they’re here. They come to learn. They have a great facility and for someone to come here and do this kind of act is really uncalled for and I’m sure that justice will be given to them because it affects us all when something like this happens,” Guerrero said.
She added that there were damages sustained from the incident. However, classes still went on in the areas that were cleared. The campus also sent a voicemail to parents advising them that their children would be excused if they stayed home.