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100 laptops for students’ distance learning stolen from a San Francisco school

The staff and faculty of the St. Thomas the Apostle School on Balboa Street in San Francisco arrived at their workplace on Tuesday to discover that 100 laptops meant for their students were stolen early that morning.

The burglary took place around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, according to ABC 7 News. A member of the school’s parent-teacher group told the news outlet that the suspect also “ate all of the food in the faculty room that has been there since March.”

Principle Judith Borelli said that this is just another setback to an already difficult year. The school has been badly hurt from the coronavirus pandemic and are in need of hand sanitizing supplies for their students for when they are able to reopen.

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This has not been the only San Francisco school subjected to crimes recently.

An Armenian school and its community center were vandalized earlier in July with hateful graffiti messages. Both San Francisco Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Chesa Boudin condemned the vandalism.

A donation webpage has since been created by and for the St. Thomas the Apostle School.

Fernando Martinez is an editorial assistant at SFGATE. Email: fernando.martinez@sfgate.com | Twitter: @fernan_dough