Class canceled after school ransacked, burglarized

- A burglary caused a local school to abruptly cancel classes on Monday.  The school's leadership says it's really the kids who are paying the price for this theft.

Surveillance video at Lion of Judah Academy captured the accused burglars and vandals.

"It's just trashed. I mean, from off the desk to out of the doors and just made a complete mess," said Judith Shealey, head mistress at the school. "I was frozen. I couldn't move, because I was like I could not believe it."

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said the school was broken into over the weekend.  Shealey said they broke in through a window, and once inside, stole a handful of computers and TVs.  Shealey said the worst part of the burglary was that the vandals took off with donations the school collects for some of their displaced students.

"The shoes and other articles was on the side in my office, they ransacked through that," she explained.

The school will have to find $2,500 for an insurance deductible, and that's going to take a while to collect, but Shealey said she's not worried about the thieves.

"I forgive them. I let God take care of it. I know He's going to take care of it, and when He takes care of it, He takes care of it well."

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