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Many laptops, one tablet missing from BHS

BARRINGTON – Computers were reported missing from Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St., just days before the end of the school year.

According to a June 3 police report, Barrington police are investigating two cases of missing items – one case being a student tablet and another being 58 Apple MacBook Air laptops.

The tablet was reported lost or stolen from a student while the laptops were reported missing from a storage closet, according to Barrington Police.

School spokeswoman Morgan Delack said the June 3 tablet incident is separate from the laptop incident, which was brought to school attention May 21. Delack said it's unclear whether or not the laptops were taken by someone within or outside of the school district.

The laptops were extra, to be used only if a student's leased laptop was broken, and kept in a locked, storage closet, Delack said.

Technology theft has not been a reoccurring issue, Delack said, adding that the cost to the school district will be minimal since all laptops were insured.

Barrington Police Chief David Dorn confirmed that theft has not been common in the school district. Dorn said this investigation has just begun, with police requesting information for each device. The approximate value of all items was $60,652, Dorn said.

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