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Student computers stolen, vandalism reported at several LUSD school sites, officials say

Posted at 6:15 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 23:43:22-04

The Lompoc Unified School District announced Sunday several school campuses were vandalized between August 14th-16th.

Officials say windows were broken to gain access to sites. Once inside, student computers and supplies were stolen and rooms were vandalized.

The materials had been left out to distribute to students who were unable to pick them up last week ahead of the start of school, officials say.

The school district says they they will have to reorder computers with an unknown delivery date, as demand is high with school starting.

"We will work diligently to try to recover the stolen computers, repair them, sanitize them, and get them back to our students.”said John Karbula, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.

The Lompoc Unified School District says it is working with the Lompoc Police Department to recover the students' supplies and computers.

District staff say they had to work quickly to re-secure the facilities and clean up the damage left behind in order to have everything ready for Monday, the first day of school.

It's unclear at this time how many computers were taken, the amount of damage to the school sites, and which school sites were hit.

LUSD is asking the community to report any suspicious behaviors or actions witnessed on or around school campuses immediately.