An iPad issued to students as part of the Rock Hill school district’s iRock digital education initiative was stolen from a unsecured gym locker Friday at South Pointe High School, according to Rock Hill police report.
The student’s iPad and book bag were taken from the locker. The value of the computer was about $500, according to the report.
Ninth grade students received iPads at South Pointe. Most of the iPads were distributed to children in grades fourth through eighth.
Each computer equipped with a program to help locate it. District officials during the set up and configuration for each iPad turned on the “Find My iPad” app which is linked to the student's AppleID.
If a iPad is lost or stolen, parents, students or teachers can login to iCloud.com to locate the iPad.
In the case of theft, both the school resource officer and the school technology technician can assist in the tracking the lost computer, school officials said. This begins the moment an incident is reported to school administration.
School principal Al Leonard said students are encouraged to put their iPads or other devices in their regular school locker which is more secure than the gym lockers.
– Don Worthington