Bancroft OPP says there are no reports of damage or anything stolen after a local school was broken into at 2:30 PM on December 31st.

“We got the call for service and attended quickly,” Bancroft OPP Constable Susane Cox tells My Bancroft Now. The police got the call after the school’s alarm was set-off and arrived to find it had been forcibly entered. A 31-year-old from Highlands East was arrested at the scene.

The suspect was later charged with break-and-enter and possession of a schedule one substance. Police suspect that it is fentanyl, but it has not been confirmed.

Students aren’t due back in class until Monday, so Cox confirms that there were no kids in the building, but can’t say if janitorial staff or any other people were inside at the time of the break-and-enter.

The person was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Bancroft on January 28th.