ECISD, Odessa Police arrest man for early morning break-in

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 12:03 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - A man has been arrested after trying to break into Burnet Elementary School Monday morning.

According to a release from ECISD, around 6:20 a.m., a man ran to the north entrance of Burnet Elementary School and when he was unable to get in, he kicked out a portion of the glass in the door and ran into the school’s cafeteria. A neighbor witnessed the incident and called 9-1-1; the school custodian also called the police.

Odessa Police Department and ECISD police responded and arrested the man, who claimed he was being chased. ECISD police charged the man with public intoxication, ; criminal trespass; and criminal mischief.

Police do not believe the man was being chased, and the man was removed before students began arriving for school.