State police are investigating a break-in early Sunday morning at W.G. Rice Elementary School.

In a letter to parents, Superintendent Patricia B. Sanker said the person triggered an alarm in the South Middleton School District’s security system. That prompted the dispatch of state police.

The person has not been identified, and police say the investigation is continuing. Sanker could not be reached Sunday evening.

Classes are scheduled for today and the school is expected to open on time.

The person’s actions were captured on video and sensor surveillance, Sanker wrote to parents. The person appeared to be looking for cash and valuables, and the suspect ran when administrators and police arrived.

Police and Carlisle Borough’s K-9 unit swept the building, collected evidence and said the building was safe.

“The response of the PA State Police and the K9 Unit from the Carlisle Borough was swift, professional, and well-executed,” Sanker wrote.

The superintendent advised teachers and faculty members who normally would catch up on work Sundays not to enter the building.

The break-in comes as the district undergoes a review of its security procedures. As part of that review, the administration will review this incident, Sanker wrote.

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