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School District Computers Stolen

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Break-in At GMS Auxiliary Building

By Joe Foreman, Editor

Five computers were stolen during an overnight break-in Thursday at an auxiliary building behind the Glenwood Middle School.

Glenwood Police Chief Mike Mercer said the person or persons responsible for the theft entered the building after breaking out multiple windows. The stolen computers, including towers and monitors, are valued at approximately $3,500, Mercer said.

GMS Principal Heidi Stanley said four of the computers were stolen from an art classroom and one was taken from the school district’s food services office, which is housed in the building. The food services computer was being used for administrative purposes and did not contain private or personal information, Mercer said.

“That was a concern at first, but apparently that’s not an issue,” Mercer said.

With the exception of the broken windows, Stanley said no other vandalism occurred during the break-in.

Stanley said security cameras and lighting at the school will be rearranged to better monitor activity in and around the auxiliary building.

Any person with information on the break-in is asked to contact the Glenwood Police Depart-ment at 527-9920.