Police in Waterbury are trying to figure out who took some pricey electronics from a local elementary school.
Walsh Elementary School was targeted by thieves last month.
"That's crazy when you think about the disadvantage you're willing to put children in when they’re so little and so eager to learn,” said Dalia Digby, who lives next door to the school where her two daughters both attend.
In August, police said three iPads, two mini laptops and other school supplies were snatched from the school.
Some of the electronics were taken from a classroom, while others were in an office.
"Those technologies are for them to learn more, everyone learns differently. Those laptops could have been for someone who has a disability,” Digby said.
The school district’s security and school safety coordinator believes someone from the neighborhood is behind the thefts, and while it is frustrating, fortunately it did not impact the start of the school year or any lessons.
But, parents said it is a sad state of affairs.
"That's a sad position to put your children in. You've got to think about this, the school is in the neighborhood, so it had to be somebody from the neighborhood. When you think about it, all your neighborhood kids are going here, already at a disadvantage,” Digby said.
Anyone with information should call police at 203-574-6920.
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