Bronze plaques were stolen from four SAUSD schools


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It turns out that the bronze plaques that were stolen recently at Santa Ana High School were not the only such plaques stolen from SAUSD schools.  “The Santa Ana Unified School District also announced that more plaques were stolen from Martin Elementary School, Mitchell Child Development Center and Carr Intermediate School. That brings the total number of missing plaques to nine,” according to the O.C. Register.

Even worse, “The thefts occurred between Oct. 7 and Oct. 15. School officials believe a thief or thieves pulled the dedication plaques from one school per night, then hit Santa Ana High School on the night of Oct. 14 or the early morning of Oct. 15.”

If these plaques were successively stolen, why didn’t the school district move to secure the remaining ones?  did they even notice they were stolen?  Why even have a school police if they aren’t going to do their job?  And what does this say about the supposed SAUSD School Police Coordinator, Cecilia Aguinaga, who is running for the SAUSD School Board?  Looks like they need better coordinating.

Also, who the heck is the risk manager for the SAUSD?  These thefts have been ongoing throughout the City of Santa Ana.  It is the job of a risk manager to identify such trends and make sure that an organization takes steps to prevent such losses.  Who is the SAUSD risk manager and why was this person asleep at the wheel?

“The district asked that anyone with information call the anonymous WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or visit www.wetip.com. Tipsters can also report information to the school district at 714-558-5111 or to school police at 714-558-5535.”


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