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Thief Steals Technology, Supplies From Small Knott Co. School

Posted at 4:20 PM, May 07, 2019

KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Students and staff at a Knott County elementary school are devastated after a thief stole nearly $20,000 worth of supplies.

It happened at Jones Fork Elementary School in Mousie. Principal Jared Huff told LEX 18 that the man broke in through a window and was inside of the building for five hours on Sunday. Surveillance video shows the thief carrying out several expensive items, including 27 iPads, a big screen TV and multiple computers.

The school is small and does not get a lot of funding for technology, so the loss has been devastating to the community.

“It’s absolutely disgusting. He was so nonchalant. He walked around the school eating pizza. He had no concern about what he was doing,” said Huff.

The Knott County Sheriff’s Office said they are following strong leads. School staff members tell LEX 18 they are confident that the thief will be caught.