Town Square

Post a New Topic

Computers stolen from two Palo Alto schools

Original post made on Aug 23, 2007

A computer was stolen from a classroom at Hoover Elementary School, 445 E. Charleston Road, at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hours later, a second computer was reported missing from Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 East Meadow Drive.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 23, 2007, 8:00 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Unfortunately, this is the time of year when teachers leave doors open, people carry all sorts of stuff over school, teachers don't recognise each other as there are so many new members of staff, kids appear and start "helping" teachers, etc. etc. It is the time of year when everyone's vigilence is lax and thieves can have a bean feast.

Stuff could easily be misplaced, although I am not saying that this is what has happened here. It is just a well known time of chaos.


Posted by Grandma, a resident of South of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2007 at 12:12 am

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by TS, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 30, 2007 at 9:59 am

I was at one of the elementary schools the week before school started. One classroom had stuff piled outside across two lunch tables. It looked like it had been there for days. It was mostly workbooks and stuff - not anything like computer equipment or stuff of interest or value to most people. Still, this bothered me. It wasn't until school started that I realized why it was left out. A new teacher was taking over the classroom.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center
By Elena Kadvany | 16 comments | 3,020 views

Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy
By Steve Levy | 38 comments | 2,711 views

College applications: round three
By Sally Torbey | 26 comments | 1,989 views

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
By Anita Felicelli | 18 comments | 1,951 views

PAUSD Leadership Challenges
By Paul Losch | 20 comments | 1,501 views