School shock after break-in
ASCHOOL community is in shock after thieves broke in and stole iPads used by the children.
Parents and members of the community reacted with anger after offenders broke into Lacey Green Primary Academy and stole computer equipment including dozens of iPads used for learning.
The tablet computers were bought after years of fundraising by staff and governors and headteacher Lorraine Dooley said will be
it tough to replace them.
Mrs Dooley said: “We worked extremely hard to raise funds to purchase the equipment.
“This incident has had a dramatic effect on both the Academy and the children.
“The equipment has become an integral part of the day-to-day learning within all aspects of the curriculum from Reception to Year 6.
“The staff and governing body are extremely upset about how anybody can do this to children’s learning.
“We felt that we had taken all the relevant precautions to secure the equipment including locked metal cabinets, movement sensors and barred windows.
“Unfortunately, the suspects were determined in their quest to get what they wanted.”
Mrs Dooley said the governors have invested in data protection and encryption software and taken steps since the robbery to ensure data is secure.
Police were called to a report of a burglary at the school, on Barlow Road in Wilmslow, at 11.40pm on Tuesday, February 3.
Parents posted shocked messages on the Wilmslow Express Facebook page.
Elaine Winks Richardson said: “This is awful news. How low can you get?”
Jenny Pepper said: “I am so gutted for all
‘This incident has had a dramatic effect on both the Academy and the children’
involved.” Charlotte Gribben said: “What awful news. Hate the thought of a school being broken into.”
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact 101 quot- ing incident number 947 of February 3 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Determined thieves stole a number of iPads used by pupils at Lacey Green Primary Academy in Wilmslow during a break-in last week