JCHS Computers Stolen

1 decade 10 months 2 weeks ago November 10, 2005 Nov 10, 2005 Thursday, November 10 2005 Thursday, November 10, 2005 4:25:48 PM CST in News

It's the first time a break-in burglary has happened at Jefferson City High School in at least 30 years. Student Renee Otto said she doesn't know why anyone would want to steal school equipment. What's worse, she and just about everyone else agree students were probably the thieves.

"They took from their own education pretty much, because you know, they could have used them in class. I mean, it's not only they're used in Spanish, they're used in many other classes too so, I think they lost their own privilege," said Otto, a senior.

Jefferson City High's librarian came to school and noticed twenty of the school's computers were missing as well as a small amount of cash.

The burglars broke a window to the downstairs media center and stole twenty laptop computers worth about $1,000 a piece.

Students used the computers interactively in the classroom, especially in their foreign language classes. Teachers say the burglary will make it harder on the teachers and students.

"You could take them to the classroom and students could use them, and it was highly used; I mean used constantly, so it will really be... bad for the teachers," said John Lowrance, the head librarian.

Police and school officials are investigating the crime and hope students will come forward with more information. Jefferson City Police have put out a Crime Stoppers reward, and anyone with information about the crime can call 659-TIPS (659-8477).

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