CHICAGO (CBS) — Burglars stole 123 iPads from a public school on the West Side on Monday.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports someone smashed out windows at Charles Hughes Elementary School, 4247 W. 15th St., around 1 a.m. Monday, and stole the iPads from a computer lab. Police and school officials said the thieves made off with 123 iPads, valued at nearly $50,000 combined.
Hughes is the welcoming school for Henson Elementary School, one of the 50 schools closed by the Chicago Public Schools last year, and got the iPads as part of the district’s pledge to provide new iPads for every welcoming school.
“What’s the use of stealing iPads, and the kids got to come to school and miss out on computers and learning and everything? It’s ridiculous,” said Marsha Langston, who has a child at Hughes.