Mother and Son Accused of Burglarizing Local Middle School

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

Taylor County, FL -- June 5, 2012 --

A mother and son duo are.accused of breaking into a local middle school and stealing thousands of dollars in money and equipment.

The principal of Taylor County Middle School showed us the damage police say the mother and son caused. The two are accused of not just stealing, but leaving the place in a complete mess.

People in Taylor County are asking themselves what the duo could have been thinking. Perry Police say Jacob Gaskins, 22, and his mother, Paula Gaskins, 46, broke into Taylor County Middle School on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.

Officials say the two stole an estimated seven thousand dollars worth of items.

The principal of Taylor Middle say the duo climbed through a window in the teacher's lounge. Officials say they tore up the vending machines and stole money.

They are, also, accused of going in the main office, where two Mac computers and radios were stolen as well.

Police were able to recover the equipment, but not the money.

School officials say Jacob was easily recognized on the surveillance video. He was arrested later that same day.

Then officials took a closer look at the video and noticed Paula. She was arrested last Tuesday.

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  • by Jack Johnson on Jun 12, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    Hard times call for drastic measures, shame they got caught. It's not like any of these kids in taylor county that actually go to school are going to grow up to be more than anything but worthless drunks.
  • by Anon on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM
    Ma Barker would be proud.
  • by Jake Location: TLH on Jun 7, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    Where is Orkin now that we need them?
  • by L Location: Tallahassee on Jun 7, 2012 at 07:44 AM
    I like his "Lamb of God" tshirt, what a way to prove yourself!
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      by Anon on Jun 12, 2012 at 03:09 PM in reply to L
      Hell if anything LOG would support them, perry has the worst edu. system in the state. It must pain you that not everyone listens to garbage country music.
  • by Tally Angel on Jun 7, 2012 at 07:14 AM
    Thanks WCTV -this story gave me the laugh I need today! Seriously what mom wakes up and says, "son lets rob a school today?". Sheesh :) God is great, beer is good and people are CRAZY!!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 at 03:27 PM in reply to Tally Angel
      There's always some idiot who has to throw in some "god" equation. Aren't we all supposed to be made in his image? I guess he's a thief too than...oh wait he is, and more, read the bible!
  • by @TaurisDigital Location: @850Digital on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:40 PM
  • by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    Mommy and Clyde duo on a rampage.
  • by Uh duh.. on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:34 PM
    Two losers... What a rag bag mother.. She sure taught her son right didn't ... "Now son let's break into school on a long Holiday weekend.." OOps I forgot to tell you about the security cameras... Now your ugly face is on TV for the world to see. I think his mother and father were sister and brother... Just saying. Oh ! is that why I call him uncle Dad..
  • by anon Location: Tally on Jun 6, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    They were told in order to keep getting unemployment they needed to go back to school.
  • by Bob Location: Tally on Jun 6, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    What I dont understand is why would someone do this at a school? How much money did they think they would be able to take? The computers are worthless since they dont know how to use them, let alone boot them up. Did they just get up and say "lets break into a school"? Get an education so you wont have to steal from education.
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      by truth on Jun 6, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to Bob
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