FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTHI) - North Central High School's back-to-school preps are taking a step back.
Police said that thieves broke into the technology classroom through a window and stole more than 300 IPads and some computer monitors.
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the Indiana State Police estimate the total worth of the stolen property is around $200,000.
Police said the best leads they have right now come straight from the devices themselves.
"Right now we are in contact with the manufacturer and they are helping with (the investigation) part of it," Sullivan County Chief Deputy David Haddix said. "Seeing if we can track some of these IPads, if they get turned on or what have you."
Tablet technology has brought learning to student's finger tips. In the last year the Northeast School Corporation began a conversion to the wave of education's future; specifically by adding iPads for teachers and students.
The 2013-14 school year had leaders expecting to have the program to expand.
But, Wednesday morning school technology teachers discovered, that future had disappeared.
"Employees from the tech department came in to come to work and discovered that the window had been smashed out to the tech lab and discovered that the iPads and several other items had been missing," Superintendent of Northeast schools Mark Baker said.
As police began their investigation Wednesday, Superintendent Baker is still focused on another date, next Wednesday their first day of classes.
"Fortunately, we did keep several text books around, so until we can get everything back up and replaced and found. We'll be back to a more traditional textbook worksheet type style," Baker said.
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