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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Recent break-ins at area schools have put MCSD Resource Officers on high alert. School district officials say there have been eight felony arrest charges, stemming from incidents at two schools in the past month.

Despite recent break-ins at Lonnie Jackson Academy and Columbus High School, Resource Officers work around the clock patrolling all schools in the Muscogee County School District.

Recent arrests for burglary and vandalism at Columbus High and Lonnie Jackson resulted in felony arrests. Police say that one of the suspects is a juvenile who stole equipment from Columbus High school valued at over $3500.

Valerie Fuller, who serves with the school district, says there are a number of security measures in place.

"We don't want to reveal all of our security secrets. The main thing people need to know is that of course all the schools are under surveillance whether it be by person or by camera... The main thing that people need to know and understand is that if you damage school property, if you are trespassing, you will be prosecuted," Fuller said.

Equipment taken from Lonnie Jackson Academy include a Lenova ThinkPad valued at $600 dollars. A bike and several baseball bats were taken from Columbus High School. Fuller also says the locker room was vandalized.

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