Letters 10-11-13


School theft took more than computers

I write this letter with heavy heart, after hearing about a disturbing theft at our school recently.

Sept. 29, an apparent break-in occurred at Kealakehe Elementary School and several computers were stolen from two classrooms. Not only is it sad to think that someone would stoop so low as to steal from our children, but these computers contained valuable student projects and the culmination of many hours of student work. These computers are a significant investment in our students’ curriculum.

The theft may seem insignificant to many (perhaps $3,000 to $4,000 in all was taken) but it represents a sad testimony to those so desperate and uncaring that they would steal from children. Where is their conscience?

Surely someone must have some information about the recent theft. I urge those with knowledge of the theft at our elementary school to do the honorable thing and contact the Hawaii Police Department. Do the right thing and help show your support for our keiki and our Kealakehe Elementary community.

Toni Reynolds, teacher

Kona