Letters to editor

iPad thefts leave resident to wonder

By From page A8 | February 10, 2013

Being only an amateur detective, I find the continuing thefts of iPads at Sem Yeto fascinating.

The previous iPads were stolen from locked containers but with no signs of forced entry. Anything strike you as odd about that? In fact, anything strike anybody as odd about all of the thefts? On the other hand, I’m probably seeing boogie men behind all the trees and am just an old guy suspicious of everybody.

On still another hand, the really “brilliant” folks running the schools apparently like the publicity of having iPads stolen every few weeks. Too bad there’s not enough money in the budget to hire someone bright enough that could tell the others at that school not to leave the iPads at the school overnight in the first place. Perhaps the recent tax increase gave our schools enough extra cash that we can afford to toss that same extra cash away every so often by letting whoever steal iPads.

Nah, there I go again, thinking too much.

Speaking of thinking, I’m thinking it would be a heck of a lot cheaper to buy new books, but what do I know. I’m just a retired truck driver.

Roy Warbis


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  • GemmaFebruary 10, 2013 - 4:54 am

    You know a LOT Roy :-) The first time it happened, and they were stolen from a LOCKED cabinet,with NO signs of forced entry...I assumed it was an inside job. It then happened again.Are we on the third time now? I feel bad blaming unknown people who work at the school,BUT I still want to know WHY the custodian was at the school in the middle of the night.Ahhh, the good old days(or the present if you attend high school in VV) when we had to make sure we didn't write on or tear up our textbook, or WE would have to pay. Now,my son has to use BOOKCOVERS on his textbooks.Go to a CONTINUATION school though, and you have the best technology, with no fear of having to ensure it's safety.When items qare stolen repeatedly,do the "logical thing" and SEND THE IPADS HOME WITH THE STUDENTS THAT EITHER LEFT OR WERE KICKED OUT OF REGULAR SCHOOL. Yeah,great idea.NOT.

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  • WoodyFebruary 10, 2013 - 7:10 am

    I do know the night custodian is there because the cleaning can't be done during the day because kids are in the classroom. We should be more concerned about a lone custodian at a targeted school at night, especially since the culprits have escalated to using a gun to do their robbing.As far as it being an inside job? I agree, but not on the part of an employee. How about on the upstanding students who are using the I-Pads? Sending I-Pads home with students? Who will protect the students from being 'held up' for these same I-Pads? Another, not a well thought out plan by our District management team.

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  • JazzAzzFebruary 10, 2013 - 9:49 am

    Maybe they ought to put Monk or Columbo on the case. It will be the only way it would probably be solved. Although as of late the FPD as done an outstanding job, especially in arresting a recent MURDERER. So hats off to them on that one!!!!!!

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