A man made his way into a classroom at Novi's Parkview Elementary school on Monday and stole a teacher's purse. What's especially disturbing is how he got into the building.
"I don't understand how he got in," said mother Kirsten Kinter.
That's what Kinter had to say when she heard the man, who was caught on camera, was able to sneak into her children's school.
"After the recent happenings in the other schools around the country I do feel a little nervous," Kinter said.
The school is decked out with security cameras, signs and bells. Every visitor has to be buzzed in.
"All of the people who try to gain access to our buildings are asked what their name is, if they have a student in the building," said Steve Matthews, Novi Schools superintendent.
But this man never was asked anything. School officials say the secretary saw him on camera but assumed he was with one of the women outside. The crook piggy-backed his way inside the school.
"All three of them were asked to report to the office. The two parents did, he did not," said Matthews.
The man instead made his way to an empty classroom where he stole the teacher's purse. He then walked right out of the school.
Now, the district is learning a lesson.
"Frankly, we were fortunate and it causes us great concern and we need to do a better job of making sure that we screen the people trying to get in," said Matthews.