AISD School Burglaries: Who Really Loses?

Published 08/02 2013 05:55PM

Updated 08/02 2013 06:52PM

Campuses across Abilene have been nearly vacant since school let out for summer, but that doesn't mean they've been quiet.

Friday morning an alarm went off at Long Elementary, and although that turned out to be a false alarm, others have not.

Thursday Abilene High was vandalized: windows were broken and trash cans were lit on fire. On the same day, Johnston Elementary was broken into and computers were stolen.

AISD says summer burglaries are unfortunately a trend and that the children are the real victims. Money used to replace the damage could have been used towards books or other positive learning tools.

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