DC Elementary School Hit by Two iPad Thefts, Police Search for Suspects

Dozens of iPads were stolen from a D.C. elementary school twice within a few days, police said.

Surveillance video shows two theives breaking into the Eagle Academy Public Charter School in Southeast on Sunday, Feb.  28 and taking 35 iPads, News4's Pat Collins reports.

The Wednesday before that, man slipped into the school and took about a dozen of the tablets.

"I know there are thieves in the world, but to take this from children who are learning who are very young - you, I mean, this is more than criminal. This is really the lowest of the low," said Joe Smith, chief operating officer of Eagle Academy.

Eagle Academy is a technology focused school that uses the iPads to teach students in Pre-K through third grade.

Parents told Collins they were upset my the robberies.

"I just don't know how you would break into a school that you know children go into to learn," one mother said.

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"It's absolutely unacceptable that someone would come into an elementary school and steal iPads," another mother said.

The surveillance video from the Feb. 28 incident shows two men wearing hoodies, jeans and sneakers stuffing the iPads into large bags.

Police are asking anyone who has any information to call (202) 727-9099.

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