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Police investigate cases of school computers being sold on Craigslist


Indianapolis Public School property has been posted for sale online, according to IPS Police—and Indianapolis detectives are looking into the matter, WXIN Fox59 reports. This month, detectives were told about two computers posted for sale on Craigslist. Fox59 found an advertisement, which said: “I have a MacBook for sale. I got the computer from school and no longer need it but it does have a IPS stamp on it. Feel Free 2 call or text (317) XXX-XXXX.” According to the school system, IPS MacBooks are assigned to a school and are supposed to stay there, not end up for sale online for $200. “As soon as they were contacted by your news station, it’s our understanding, they’ve shut the site down,” said Steve Garner, IPS Police Chief. Garner said police are trying to track down who is behind that posting and another similar Craigslist post. He said he has spoken with the IT department and other divisions to address the issue and to hold staff members and students accountable…

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