(Scott Sealey)

RCMP are investigating an overnight break-and-enter that occurred at a North Saanich school early Wednesday morning.

The incident took place at approximately 4:15 a.m. on the morning of March 3rd at Parkland Secondary School on McDonald Park Road.

Police said the suspects entered the school from the roof, triggering a response from both security and police.

A ladder used by the suspects to access the interior of the building from a skylight was found inside the school.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP discovered the suspects had torched an ATM machine located inside the school but were unsuccessful, however, the machine was extensively damaged.

A police dog was brought in and completed a thorough search of the area around the school, as well as the interior, but no suspects were located.

According to a letter sent to parents, the school did open in time for the arrival of students, but a section of the school was closed off while the damaged area was cleaned up.

Anyone with information can call Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931 or to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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