Burglary at a Rugby primary school sees iPads being used by children of key workers stolen

CCTV footage has been passed to the police

Friday, 15th May 2020, 1:29 pm
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 1:30 pm

Learning Today Leading Tomorrow has confirmed that Rugby Free Primary School was burgled on the evening of Wednesday, May 13.

An undisclosed number of iPads and laptops were stolen - including iPads that are currently being used by the children of key workers.

CCTV footage has been passed to the police, who are investigating the incident.

From left to right: Calleigh, Summer and Jessica, children of key workers.

Brenda Mullen, CEO of the trust said: “It is upsetting and disappointing that our headteacher and staff team are being diverted by this incident.

"They are all working incredibly hard to support children remotely and in school as well as planning for Reception and Year 1 children to return from 1 st June.

"We are working closely with Warwickshire Police and hope that this matter is resolved quickly”.

Rebecca Butters, headteacher said: “I am saddened that someone would effectively steal from our children.

"At this time when ICT has become so important for all teachers around the country to teach and support children, it is difficult to comprehend these actions.

"We are fortunate that our sister school, Rugby Free Secondary School has agreed to loan us a number of iPads to support ourchildren while we wait for the originals to be returned or replaced."

A spokesperson for the school said that, aside from the theft, no further damage was done and the school remains fully operational for those children who need to attend.