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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


MacBook laptops stolen from St. Andrew's computer room

Updated: 10/17/2011 07:31:26 PM PDT

Approximately $21,000 worth of MacBook laptops were stolen from Saint Andrew's Episcopal School's technology and computer room about a week and half ago, the sheriff's office reported. Deputies had responded to an alarm at the school on Oct. 8 at 4 a.m.
Sheriff's deputies had responded an hour earlier to an alarm at Pinewood School in Los Altos Hills. An unknown person had pried open the door of the school's main office and taken an iMac computer, worth approximately $2,000.
Sheriff's office detectives are looking into whether the incidents are connected.
Deputies responding to the Saint Andrew's alarm found the computer room's door pried open. Photos and latent fingerprints were taken from the scene by deputies.
"We may have gotten some good prints," Capt. Carl Neusel said. "We recovered prints on a window that looked fresh."
Four deputies had responded to the alarm, Neusel said.
"We go out in force at that time of the morning. It's unlikely that someone's just getting to work and putting in the wrong code. At that time of day, we assume everything is a burglary in process," he said.
Saint Andrew's takes pride in its technology program.
"Our one-to-one laptop program, initiated 10 years ago, is still one of the most advanced programs in the Silicon Valley," the school's website states. "Saint Andrew's is a regular stop when [Apple hosts] educators from around the world interested in observing technology integration best practices. 
"We are one of the few schools where all students attend a weekly technology class with a dedicated technology teacher. In this weekly class, students learn technology concepts and skills, using industry-standard applications ... all while creating projects that support what students are learning in the classroom."
Neusel said the department will do all it can to ensure the return of the laptops.
"We'll work hard to try and find these computers," Neusel said. "But besides Craigslist, it's easy to sell to people on the street."

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