$70,000 worth of iPads stolen from West Side school
BY TINA SFONDELES Staff Reporter May 26, 2014 3:04PM
Updated: May 27, 2014 12:08AM
Burglars smashed windows of a West Side elementary school and nabbed 141 iPads valued at more than $70,000 early on Memorial Day.
It happened just before 1 a.m. at Charles Hughes Elementary School in the 4200 block of West 15th in North Lawndale, according to police.
Police were told at least two people shattered the glass of a window on the south side of the building. Police found another shattered window in a second-story room with safes strewn about, according to a police report.
Police were unable to find anyone inside, and do not have a description of the offenders.
The school’s assistant principal told police 141 iPads valued at $70,500 had been stolen.
Hughes, a neighborhood school with classes for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, had 332 students last year, according to CPS.