Burglars steal more than 30 computers from school

Burglars steal more than 30 computers from school

Burglars steal more than 30 computers from school

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MORE than 30 computers have been stolen from a primary school.

Burglars targeted Ladybridge Primary School in Broadford Road, and searched the ICT room.

Thirty-two Dell computers were stolen before the burglars drove off.

It took place on Friday at 2.15am.

Det Insp Charlotte Cadden, from Bolton North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The school has been deliberately targeted and the offenders have taken nearly every computer used to teach the children.

“The equipment will cost a lot to replace however it is the pupils who will suffer the most. These computers were often used during lesson time to help them understand their subject and I would encourage anyone with information to call us.

“If you know who is responsible or have information about someone selling such items, please get in touch.”

People with information can call police on 0161 856 5761 Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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12:46pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

Why has a school with 5 school years got 30 computers. Potentially they have a double intake and a computer suite this would be a max of 20. Maybe alongside greater security, the auditors can look why schools are wasting sao much money on ICT and not investing in education. Most classes also have a £450 Ipad in most classes. Think of what you could do on an educational day out on that sort of money.
Why has a school with 5 school years got 30 computers. Potentially they have a double intake and a computer suite this would be a max of 20. Maybe alongside greater security, the auditors can look why schools are wasting sao much money on ICT and not investing in education. Most classes also have a £450 Ipad in most classes. Think of what you could do on an educational day out on that sort of money. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: -21

1:04pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Albinosupport says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
Why has a school with 5 school years got 30 computers. Potentially they have a double intake and a computer suite this would be a max of 20. Maybe alongside greater security, the auditors can look why schools are wasting sao much money on ICT and not investing in education. Most classes also have a £450 Ipad in most classes. Think of what you could do on an educational day out on that sort of money.
5 School Years, the story is about Ladybridge Primary School which has as a Primary school got 8 school years. I agree though it does seem an awful lot of computers for a school of its size.
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: Why has a school with 5 school years got 30 computers. Potentially they have a double intake and a computer suite this would be a max of 20. Maybe alongside greater security, the auditors can look why schools are wasting sao much money on ICT and not investing in education. Most classes also have a £450 Ipad in most classes. Think of what you could do on an educational day out on that sort of money.[/p][/quote]5 School Years, the story is about Ladybridge Primary School which has as a Primary school got 8 school years. I agree though it does seem an awful lot of computers for a school of its size. Albinosupport
  • Score: 4

1:20pm Mon 24 Mar 14

smiley111 says...

Its sickening to think they took all that from a school talk about taking libertys. At our local primary school we save long and hard through PTA funds for ICT equipment they are bought with parents hard earned money not given to us and it is our choice what we choose to buy as it is for the children to help them learn, therefore its soul destroying when people have little thought to the hard work gone into raising funds to buy them and just help themselves like they were free. If the thieves have any decency they should think about what they have done and give them back.... children are the future.
Its sickening to think they took all that from a school talk about taking libertys. At our local primary school we save long and hard through PTA funds for ICT equipment they are bought with parents hard earned money not given to us and it is our choice what we choose to buy as it is for the children to help them learn, therefore its soul destroying when people have little thought to the hard work gone into raising funds to buy them and just help themselves like they were free. If the thieves have any decency they should think about what they have done and give them back.... children are the future. smiley111
  • Score: 21

1:43pm Mon 24 Mar 14

melloj says...

Dumb criminals stealing crap computers. Who they gonna sell office computers to?? Most people won't pay for a computer you can't do much with. You can run spread sheets and data bases and not much else.
Dumb criminals stealing crap computers. Who they gonna sell office computers to?? Most people won't pay for a computer you can't do much with. You can run spread sheets and data bases and not much else. melloj
  • Score: 3

2:16pm Mon 24 Mar 14

TEZ2012 says...

Ladybridge Primary pupils shockd at actually having to use paper + pencils but happy because thy get no homework.
Ladybridge Primary pupils shockd at actually having to use paper + pencils but happy because thy get no homework. TEZ2012
  • Score: -12

2:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
Why has a school with 5 school years got 30 computers. Potentially they have a double intake and a computer suite this would be a max of 20. Maybe alongside greater security, the auditors can look why schools are wasting sao much money on ICT and not investing in education. Most classes also have a £450 Ipad in most classes. Think of what you could do on an educational day out on that sort of money.
245 kids in that school so how is 30 to many ?
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: Why has a school with 5 school years got 30 computers. Potentially they have a double intake and a computer suite this would be a max of 20. Maybe alongside greater security, the auditors can look why schools are wasting sao much money on ICT and not investing in education. Most classes also have a £450 Ipad in most classes. Think of what you could do on an educational day out on that sort of money.[/p][/quote]245 kids in that school so how is 30 to many ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 11

6:25pm Mon 24 Mar 14

waterbottle says...

Why does it matter how many computers a school has the thieving barstewards should be caught and punished.
Why does it matter how many computers a school has the thieving barstewards should be caught and punished. waterbottle
  • Score: 15

7:29pm Mon 24 Mar 14

atlas123 says...

melloj wrote:
Dumb criminals stealing crap computers. Who they gonna sell office computers to?? Most people won't pay for a computer you can't do much with. You can run spread sheets and data bases and not much else.
They may well be laptops and may well be stripped down for spares.

Screens can fit a number of other machines and are always in demand as are memory strips, cpus, keyboards etc.

Who knows they might even be Ipads as nicked a few months ago from another school
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: Dumb criminals stealing crap computers. Who they gonna sell office computers to?? Most people won't pay for a computer you can't do much with. You can run spread sheets and data bases and not much else.[/p][/quote]They may well be laptops and may well be stripped down for spares. Screens can fit a number of other machines and are always in demand as are memory strips, cpus, keyboards etc. Who knows they might even be Ipads as nicked a few months ago from another school atlas123
  • Score: 3

8:14pm Mon 24 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

They will be running windows so very salable, but also very traceable so as Atlas suggests, maybe stripped for parts.
Bowlers car boot anyone ?
They will be running windows so very salable, but also very traceable so as Atlas suggests, maybe stripped for parts. Bowlers car boot anyone ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 3

12:16am Tue 25 Mar 14

wild one says...

No alarm system in place 2.15 am.

just a thought..
No alarm system in place 2.15 am. just a thought.. wild one
  • Score: 0

1:28am Tue 25 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

wild one wrote:
No alarm system in place 2.15 am.

just a thought..
I think there is an alarm system but the police was busy dealing with drunks/druggies and other anti-social things that blight society.

AKA the area car was busy, yes the area car as in one car with two officers.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: No alarm system in place 2.15 am. just a thought..[/p][/quote]I think there is an alarm system but the police was busy dealing with drunks/druggies and other anti-social things that blight society. AKA the area car was busy, yes the area car as in one car with two officers. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

236123 says...

As a parent of the school can I say thank you for the kinds comments posted on here its good to have public support when a terrible crime has been committed to 300 children! The pupils have invaluable lessons and teaching in the ICT suite on a weekly basis which in today's society is vital skill. The theft of these computers will cause a big disruption to ICT lessons until investigations are complete. On another note can I just clear up a few truths.
There are 7 year groups in a primary school and 30 children in each class and Ladybridge is double intake school therefore an ICT suite with 30 computers is a very good way of spending money. All classes do not have an IPad. Also both pupils and staff use pen, pencils and paper everyday. As a final point the school does have an alarm system in place. Please help us find the people that did this to our children.
As a parent of the school can I say thank you for the kinds comments posted on here its good to have public support when a terrible crime has been committed to 300 children! The pupils have invaluable lessons and teaching in the ICT suite on a weekly basis which in today's society is vital skill. The theft of these computers will cause a big disruption to ICT lessons until investigations are complete. On another note can I just clear up a few truths. There are 7 year groups in a primary school and 30 children in each class and Ladybridge is double intake school therefore an ICT suite with 30 computers is a very good way of spending money. All classes do not have an IPad. Also both pupils and staff use pen, pencils and paper everyday. As a final point the school does have an alarm system in place. Please help us find the people that did this to our children. 236123
  • Score: 5

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