School officials in Round Rock, Texas, are making plans to better protect the district's computer equipment after a pair of thieves posing as network technicians walked into two neighboring elementary schools and walked out with more than $50,000 in high-end Cisco networking gear, the district's technology coordinator told eSchool News.

Round Rock isn't the only Texas district to have been victimized by the scam. Since April 1, schools in at least two other cities--New Braunfels and Austin--have reported similar heists. According to a May 6 report in the San Antonio Express News, schools along the state's busy


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