Orem Elementary School Burglarized

Orem Elementary School Burglarized

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Sam Penrod ReportingThieves made their way into an Orem Elementary school and walked off with thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment.

With less than one month until school starts again, students at an Orem Elementary School are facing the prospect of being without technology. And because school officials can't pinpoint when the computers were stolen, police have few leads to go on.

School officials at Windsor Elementary in Orem call this burglary a devastating loss to the school, teachers and students. And it's especially frustrating at a time when school budgets are already very tight.

Construction workers not students, fill the halls of Windsor Elementary School in Orem right now. That's because the school is in the middle of a major remodeling project. And all of the school's property has been locked up in the gymnasium for the summer.

Mark Pew, Principal: “Yesterday we noticed where we’ve been storing a lot of our technology equipment, such as computers and video projectors, it just didn’t look right.”

School officials say the gym has been locked and they were checking the doors several times a day. But because of the construction work, other parts of the school are unsecured during the day. And police could not find any forced entry into the gym or storage room, leaving them with many questions.

In all, four computers, two projectors, and two cameras valued at 12-thousand dollars are gone.

Mark Pew, Principal: "A couple of the computers were student computers taken out of the computer lab and we don't have an over-abundance of computers as it is."

Besides getting away with the computers, the thieves also stole information and lesson plans saved on two computers used by teachers at the school. School officials are asking anyone with information into the stolen computers to call the police.

Mark Pew, Principal: "If anyone saw anything or thinks they have any information it would really help us out to get this technology back to the students and teachers."

Orem police are also investigating a break in attempt at another elementary over the weekend. However, the would be robber apparently gave up after cutting themselves on a window they had broken out to get in.

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