RI man accused of breaking into Mansfield schools, stalking ex-girlfriend

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MANSFIELD, Mass. (WPRI) — A Rhode Island man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into schools in Mansfield and stalking his ex-girlfriend.

Tu Le, 43, of Woonsocket appeared in Attleboro District Court Monday.

 Le is listed as a researcher in a medical lab on Brown University’s website.

Prosecutors said Le broke into Mansfield High School and Qualters Middle School several times to keep tabs on his ex-girlfriend who works for the school district.

Le is accused of getting into the school when the public had access to it, but once inside, police said Le would hide in dark classrooms.

Prosecutors said a custodian encountered him several times.

Court documents reveal, in one incident, Le was told to leave but instead snuck into another classroom where he was discovered again hours later.

Prosecutors say Le also put a GPS tracking device on his ex-girlfriend’s car at least three times.

Police said they found the tracking device on her car and planted it at another location. When Le showed up, he was arrested.

The situation has some parents in Mansfield concerned about school safety.

“To hear this happening to a school that is very, very strict on their rules, and there is always a policeman there, makes me quite nervous that someone can get by that security,” one parent said.

Le is being held without bail until his next court appearance, a dangerousness hearing, set for later this week.

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