Monday, August 13, 2012
Authorities in northern Kansas are searching for suspects accused of stealing dozens of new electronics from a high school.
The Phillips County Sheriff’s department said the suspects broke into the Phillipsburg High School between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Thursday. Investigators said the thieves stole 150 iPads, 160 iPad chargers and 90 iPad cases from the computer lab.
Michael Gower, USD 325 superintendent, said the electronics were going to be distributed to students this fall. The tablets were going to be incorporated into the classroom as part of the district’s learning with iPads initiative.
Gower said the district will transfer iPads from the elementary school to the high school until insurance can cover the loss. About 200 students are enrolled at Phillipsburg High School. Classes are expected to start Aug. 20.
Investigators believe the suspects left in a small car. Anyone with information in the crime should call the Phillips County Sheriff’s Department at 785-543-6885.
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