More computer thefts at PS107

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A Park Slope elementary school that had 30 laptops stolen last month has been hit again, with thieves taking 21 more MacBook computers on Monday.

And for the second straight month, parents and educators are blaming Komi Construction, which is doing restoration work on the 100-year-old PS 107 building, which is between 13th and 14th streets.

“It’s really a shame,” said PS 107 Principal Cynthia Holton. “My custodian made sure the building was all clear on Sunday night, but someone still managed to get in and take the computers.” Police said they found no evidence of a break-in, fueling suspicion that the burglaries are an inside job. A Komi security guard is posted outside of the school at all times and was on-duty the night of the burglary. Komi denied culpability, but Holton isn’t feeling confident, saying that she will replace the building’s locks to prevent additional thefts. “I know it looks as if no one broke into the school this time, but the new locks will make me feel as if the school will be safer,” said the distressed principal.

Posted 12:00 am, July 14, 2010
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Stacey from Downtown bk says:
What losers steal from a school. Get a job loser!
July 14, 2010, 8:27 am
Jane from Windsor Terrace says:
This has happened in so many schools. It happened in the school I work for, it happened to the school that my daughter went to and many others.

The DOE should install some type of GPS tracking to their computers to help find out who is doing this. It is such a waste of city resources.

I believe that it is being done by people who have access to the schools. Just like they have stolen car rings, I believe that it is a ring of thieves that have access to multiple school buildings.
July 14, 2010, 8:43 am
Any Mouse from Any Where says:
Did they file a police report for both incidents? DOE is notorious for underreporting crimes at their facilities.
July 14, 2010, 10:48 am
Steven Rosenberg from Park Slope says:
Yet another example of the folly of the NYC public school system. Lets all keep sinking out money, full bore into a system too stupid and/or corrupt to keep criminals out (or let them inside)--JUST BRILLIANT.
July 14, 2010, 3:12 pm
kelly from park slope says:
Come on, PS 107!

You get robbed once, and then you manage to let it happen AGAIN?


You'd think the first incident would have made someone think that the laptops (and other expensive equipment) should be removed from the premises while the work is being done, if you don't trust the contractor...
July 14, 2010, 7:43 pm
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Actually, they were stolen by the Canada Geese up the way way. Oh..wait...
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