Bike Thefts at our schools
Original post made by Paly Parent, Palo Alto High School, on Feb 4, 2014
The office staff take a note of every reported bike theft, but as far as anyone knows nothing is being done to help find stolen bikes or to make them more secure while locked during the school day.
Because of the amount of construction at Paly, and probably other schools, a construction worker with tools in hand is not an uncommon sight. Presumably someone with a bike is also not an uncommon sight during the school day. Even with good bike locks, bikes are being stolen. Thieves know that the theft of a bike probably won't be noticed until the end of the school day and by that time, the thief will be long gone.
Is there anything more that can be/should be done to protect our kids' bikes. We know that more and more kids are riding bikes to school and we are advertising that all the time. The thieves are reading that information as an invitation to steal them.
What can be done?