Ninja thieves raid Ferris HS grad party


by, Lindsay Chamberlain

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 9 at 6:59 PM

SPOKANE -- Two suspects dressed in ninja-style black outfits broke into Ferris High School Saturday night, stealing thousands of dollars in electronics.

Spokane Police are investigating the incident and reviewing surveillance video that shows the suspects inside the school. Images recorded at 11:06 p.m. Saturday night show the two suspects, dressed in black pants, black long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and wearing black masks covering everything but their eyes, walking around the corner of a Ferris hallway.

According to Assistant Principal Michael Syron, the suspects stole big-ticket prizes that were supposed to be given away at the end of the year Senior All Night Party, scheduled to happen Sunday night. Syron says the thieves stole:

  • a laptop computer
  • 3 portable DVD players
  • iPhone
  • several iPods
  • flatscreen TVs
  • Wii console and games

Syron says the prizes were in the gym, which had been set up for the event that evening. Students and parents raised money throughout the school year to give the prizes away at the party.

Regardless, Syron says the event continued and everyone had a good attitude.

Students were questioned at the event, but Syron says no one was able to give any information about the burglary. Investigators are unsure whether the suspects are students.

Additional surveillance video taken outside the school on Saturday afternoon shows a blue minivan in the Ferris parking lot, and three young males walking on campus. Police say these people are not suspects, however they would like to question them about the burglary.