STUDENT TO BURGLAR: 'YOU'RE ROBBING YOURSELF'
Walk into Heidi Taylor’s sixth grade class and you might not know something was wrong.
"Yesterday they were a little squirrelly because they wanted to talk about what happened,” Taylor said.
The class is in tact and the students continue their work. But on Monday—
"I walked in the morning it was about 6:30 and the janitor was outside and she told me my room had been broken into," Taylor said.
Taylor decided to make a learning opportunity of it, and had students write in their journals.
“To persuade the people who have been stealing from us, not to steal from us anymore,” she said.
One student writes that stealing is hurtful to everyone. Another says robbing a school is like robbing yourself.
“Because you’re stealing from kids in the community,” She said.
3 computers and a printer were stolen— and this isn’t the first time.
Alice Birney has been burglarized three times in the past two and a half months.
Principal Georgeanne Fulstone-Pucillo said this is why students are taking it personal.
“The kids are upset this time,” Fulstone-Pucillo said. “It's 'Ms. P, why are they picking on us?'"
She adds that they’ve lost a total of 8 computers, 2 printers as well as some other electronics.
“The burglars appear to always break a window to get in the classroom, she said. “They also appear to know where things are in the classroom."
Taylor said regardless, the curriculum goes on.
“What else are we going to do,” Taylor said. “We don't have time to waste."
Eureka Police said they don’t have a suspect, but a report has been filed.