Computers Stolen, Again, from Cardozo High School

“Dear PoPville,

This was posted on DC Police’s twitter and I wanted to pass it along.

Computers stolen from Cardozo HS during break in last Monday at 3:50am, below are
VIDEO: Persons of Interest in Burglary II, 1200 b/o Clifton St, NW, on 8/4. Have info?”

Ed. Note: Computers were also stolen from Cardozo in Sept. 2013.

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  • Ugh. I wonder if the guy who picked up the integrated chair/desk thing (I don’t know of an English term for it — in French, it’s called a “pupitre”) left any prints on it.

  • Why the heck aren’t those computers locked down?

    • Really good question. It’s not like this isn’t a known issue – it happens all the time. On the bright side, all these machines are installed with computrace, so they should be able to track it down once it connects to the internet.

  • brookland_rez

    Why don’t we have security guards posted 24/7 at every school? And the locks are a good idea too, or perhaps credenzas where the computer/monitor are lock behind plexi-glass.

    • $$$. I’m sure it’s cheaper to replace the computers than to pay for 24/7 security guards at all schools.

  • how do the kids get into the school? is it locked up? are they breaking a window? are there any alarms? this seriously is amateur hour and I am talking about DCPS security.

  • I can’t believe no alarms were triggered!! Are the computer rooms not locked? This kids must attended the school because they knew exactly where to go.

  • Commercial alarm systems and computer security cables. Security 101.

  • DC School system spent over $100 million to renovate this school. I think a 24/7 watch and an alarm system would be warranted at that price……

  • Accountering

    The fact that there is not a security system at this school is unbelievable.

  • they spend all that money and can’t buy locks? and would it kill them to fly the American Flag on the flagpole?!?

  • First they shouldn’t use easy to carry out Mac computers. Get the big desktops.
    Second they need motion detectors to alert the police.
    Third a better door for the computer lab.

    But apparently they didn’t learn the first time this happened.

    • I think this is a problem with any bureaucracy. Nobody really owns the things in the building, and thus, there is no accountability. If someone’s job depended on keeping things locked down, it would be different. But when the only people on the hook are “the taxpayers,” there just isn’t any accountability. This school needs new rules, better locking mechanisms, etc… The principal and other leadership are out to lunch and not paying attention.

  • You could probably ID the patterns on their sneakers (assuming these kids attend Cardozo and would be dumb enough to wear the same shoes to school), and then you can match the patterns up to these dudes gait and posture observed on the video surveillance (then obtain warrant to search for the rest of the clothes) — all prosecutable identifications that will hold up as evidence.

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