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Local students robbed of iPads

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

During the last two weeks, more than a dozen Cleveland Heights-University Heights middle school students reported they were stopped on their way home from school, threatened and robbed of their District-purchased iPads. 

Officials want to raise awareness in the District about this problem and take immediate action to protect our students.

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Superintendent Doug Heuer released the following statement:

During the last two weeks, more than a dozen middle school students reported they were stopped on their way home from school, threatened and robbed of their District-purchased iPads.
This news frustrates and outrages us.
Many people know our middle school students carry iPads, making them targets for theft.
We are working - and will continue to work - with the Cleveland Heights, University Heights, and South Euclid Police Departments to see that the individuals who have threatened and stole from our students are apprehended and brought to justice.
We ask all residents to work with us to protect our students and make sure they receive the best education possible. If you hear or see anything, please share what you know with the District and local police authorities. Please help us ensure our students safety and that they have access to technology that will prepare them for the future.

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