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Oxford High Burglar Broke Into School to Spread Messages of Kindness

By Alyssa Schnugg
New Editor

A Tennessee man was arrested Thursday by the Oxford Police Department in connection with a break-in at Oxford High School Sunday.

According to OPD, officers responded to a call from OHS in regards to a door being open. An employee told officers that when she arrived at the school Sunday morning, she found the letters, “M2K,” drawn out with salt on the floor. There was also duplicated notes spread throughout the school asking people to be kind to one another.

Officers watched security video and saw a masked individual walking around the school around 12:55 a.m.

Johnson allegedly stole a hat and lanyard that was on display in the foyer.

Caleb Johnson

The “M2k” lead to a Twitter and Instagram account with the name, “Michael Kacy.” Pictures were posted from that account of someone outside and inside the school. Those accounts were subpoenaed by investigators. While waiting on a response, an anonymous tip came in the suspect’s name was Caleb Johnson, a 20-year-old man from Millington, Tennessee.

OPD Investigators traveled to Tennessee Thursday and located Johnson who was later that day arrested for burglary. Johnson was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center and was given a bond of $2,500 by a Justice Court Judge.

The Oxford School District released a statement this morning shortly after OPD announced Johnson’s arrest.

The press release said the campus did not “experience permanent vandalism,” or “threatening messages.

The district took active steps to secure each campus during and after school hours and will continue all safety protocols. Communication was sent to OHS Parents via email on Sunday evening notifying them of the incident. After receiving messages from concerned parents, an additional email was sent to OHS parents on Wednesday evening to reassure them that OPD was involved in the investigation.

Superintendent Brian Harvey thanked local law enforcement for their attention to the incident.

“We would like to show our sincere appreciation for their diligence in providing a secure environment in our schools,” Harvey said in an email to OSD parents this morning. “While no direct threat was made, our local law enforcement and Oxford School District administrators handled this case with urgency. Safety at all of our campuses is top priority and we will continue to enforce our security practices and protocols.”

The investigation is ongoing, according to OPD.

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