26 iPads missing from South Pointe High

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comSeptember 10, 2013 

The iRock initiative program gets underway as students at Saluda Trail Middle School begin to receive their iPads

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The number of missing school iPads reported to the Rock Hill Police has risen once again, with 26 iPads missing from South Pointe High School, according to a police report released Tuesday.

The tablets were taken from a vault at the school over Labor Day weekend, between Aug. 30 and Sept. 3, the report states. There were no signs of forced entry into the vault.

Rock Hill School District spokesperson Elaine Baker said the iPads were waiting for distribution to individual students.

Starting this year, all fourth through eighth grade students in the district and ninth graders at South Pointe High School are receiving personal iPads for use at school. The devices may be taken home if they pay an additional fee. This is all part of iRock, a multi-year, $9 million technology initiative.

So far this year, iPads have been stolen from a Rock Hill business, a gym locker at South Pointe and 22 were reported missing from The Children’s School at Sylvia Circle.

The district owns nearly 10,000 iPads.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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