SAN JOSE -- Less than two weeks after two cartloads of iPads and laptops disappeared from a technology room, River Glen School in San Jose has gotten offers of replacements.
The Safeway Foundation will donate 30 iPads, and the San Jose Unified School District will replace the stolen laptops, district spokeswoman Traci Cook said.
The missing computers had been purchased by HABLA, the parents organization at the K-8 bilingual immersion school, which had waged an intensive fund-raising campaign for the technology.
The theft was discovered Oct. 28, when a teacher went looking for the computers in the technology room. The 31 iPads and the 31 laptops were kept on portable carts that could be wheeled from room to room. Two sets of older computers were not taken.
According to the school district, there was no evidence of a break-in at the room.
The missing computers were valued at $70,000, according to Principal Carlos Salcido, which is less than the deductible on the district's insurance. In announcing the theft to parents on Oct. 29, Salcido said that the computers would not be replaced immediately.
Cook did not respond to questions about what kind of security the district has put in place to secure the new computers.
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