Jonesboro police investigate laptops taken from school

Jonesboro police investigate laptops taken from school

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are investigating a theft at Jonesboro High School worth thousands of dollars.

Principal Leigh Anne Rainey said someone stole 5 MacBook Air laptops from a classroom.

Those were reported stolen Thursday.

However, thanks to security software on all of the laptops, they automatically send information to the school's IT center as soon as the device connects to Wi-Fi.

Rainey said the school pinpointed the location of one of the computers in South Carolina and has screenshots of the 2 people who are using it.

On Monday, a Jonesboro man contacted JPD and said that he saw on Region 8 News that some computers had been stolen and one was showing to be in South Carolina.

He went on to say that on April 22 he met a man while working that identified himself as "Tony."

The man bought a laptop from "Tony" for $200.

He then shipped the computer to his son, who lives in South Carolina.

The man said when he realized what happened he immediately told his son to ship the computer back, and plans to return it to Jonesboro police as soon as it is back in town.

The other 4 laptops have not been turned on yet so the school is waiting to find their locations.

This is not the first time someone has stolen laptops from the school.

In another incident, someone took a stolen device to a hotel in Little Rock and the software tracked it down to the exact address.

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