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iPads, electronics stolen from Blue Ridge Elementary

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 5:57 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Several computer electronics were stolen from the trailers behind Blue Ridge Elementary between 7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Columbia Public Schools reported the incident Tuesday morning.

Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said the trailers were left unlocked. The department is reviewing video captured by surveillance cameras as part of its investigation.

Michelle Baumstark, spokeswoman for Columbia Public Schools, said the trailers are supposed to be locked. Summer school ended at Blue Ridge on July 3. The trailers were used during the summer session.

"(They got in) through the door. It's one of the many problems with the trailers," Baumstark said. "They pose multiple problems, and we want to get rid of them."

Eight iPad minis, two iPads, a computer tower, wireless keyboards and some personal items were stolen, Baumstark said. All of the items have trackers, and the district will be using them to get the items back. The iPads have been placed in lost mode.

Baumstark encourages anyone with information about the incident to contact CPD.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.


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