Thieves have stolen state-of-the-art computer equipment worth about £20,000 during a raid at Telford’s newest primary school, police said today.
They broke into Woodlands Primary School in Madeley, sometime between 6.30pm on Monday and 6am yesterday.
The thieves managed to get into one of the classrooms and they made off with 16 white Apple Mac books, 15 Apple iPod touch units and 15 Apple iPod docking stations.
A spokesperson on behalf of the school, in Ironbridge Road, said: “The school is terribly disappointed by this crime. We had invested in fantastic new products to go with our lovely new school building.
“The school wanted to provide the children with the experience of high quality ICT equipment. Unfortunately the theft has deprived the children of that.”
“The budget for the products came out of our ICT budget and had only been in use since January when we moved into our new school. We are looking at how they can be replaced, whether we can claim on insurance is just one option. However it is safe to say the solution will not be a quick one.”
Woodlands Primary School opened as part of the new Abraham Darby development. A Telford Police spokeswoman said: “The break-in was discovered by a caretaker starting work on Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information on the break-in should contact Telford Police on 101.