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October 26, 2013

Stolen iPads taken from school showing up

Officials said dozens of iPads stolen from an Atlanta school are showing up as far away as southeast Asia.

As many as 10 people broke into KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School on Sept. 25 and stole 119 iPads, police said.

Each of the tablet computers is equipped with a GPS tracker and a warning message that comes on when someone tries to use it, and Principal Dave Howland told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  the machines began showing up on tracking devices within 12 hours.

Many have been in the Atlanta area, but not all were.

“We had one pop up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, about a week ago,” said Howland.

Two iPads and a laptop computer have been returned because of the messages. Overall, police say about $50,000 in technology was taken or damaged during the break-in.

“If you bought an iPad on Craig’s List for an incredibly good price, I would appreciate if someone would give us a call,” Howland said.

 

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