School service project on hold after equipment stolen

1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, April 26 2018 Apr 26, 2018 Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:05:00 PM CDT April 26, 2018 in News
By: Daytona Everett, KOMU 8 Reporter & Melody Cox, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA - A Columbia Public School community service project that has students removing invasive honeysuckle is on hold after $700 worth of equipment was stolen. 

The group said three men took the equipment. One reportedly had a red car, bald head, wearing camoflage shorts and a Chiefs jersey. No description was given of the other two men.

They stole 45 sets of pruning shears, two saws and some gloves.

A Facebook post from one of the teachers said, "the equipment was stolen right in front of a class he was working with today."

About 95 percent of the equipment was returned to police after being brought to a pawn shop.

CPS Grand Teton Trip posted again on their Facebook page after the materials were returned: 

The investigation is ongoing. Columbia Police Department has not identified any suspects.

This story has been updated to include the latest information.

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