Ten new Apple iPads and 15 Apple laptops were stolen from St Mary's Primary School during the holidays.TRENT HORNEMAN April 23, 2014 12:15am
St Mary’s Primary School students were disappointed yesterday when they returned to a classroom without iPads.
Thieves stole 10 new Apple iPads and 15 Apple laptops, worth $20,000, from the school during the holidays.
The iPads were new, bought for the school’s prep students.
Principal Brendan Atley said it was hard for teachers to explain to young students why their iPads were missing.
Two-year-old Apple laptops, used for grades 2 and 3, were also taken.
Mr Atley said the items were taken from a locked room.
‘‘The most disappointing thing about this is that it is a disruption to children’s learning,’’ he said.
‘‘The laptops were taken without chargers, they were password protected and were two years old, so basically they were worthless to them.’’
Mr Atley said it was the first time thieves had targeted the school, which is in its sixth year.
‘‘I suppose we will have to be more vigilant when it comes to security during the school holidays,’’ he said.
Mr Atley said two windows were broken at the school, without activating the security system.
Echuca police are investigating.
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