A portable classroom at a Lakewood, WA elementary school still has its printer thanks to Lora’s smart dispatch over the weekend. It was 6:15 a.m. on Saturday when Lora received audio activations from the portable building, followed by a door alarm at the north classroom. Lora could hear two males voices and dispatched Lakewood PD to the school. They kept her on the line with the dispatcher. After a few minutes, Lora heard the suspects talking about taking a printer because it looked expensive, and one of them said, “I can’t believe we’re doing this. This is crazy.”
Stealing from anyone is wrong, but stealing office supplies from a school in inexcusable. With budgets already tight and important school programs getting cut, losses from theft and vandalism add to a lack of resources for students. Protecting public and private schools from burglary is a critical part of what we do.