APPLE VALLEY (CBS/AP) — Students and staff returned to classes at the Academy of Academic Excellence to find a chunk of their aluminum baseball field bleachers were stolen during the summer.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s investigators tell the Victorville Daily Press that the crime was discovered with the start of school and could have been stolen anytime during the summer break.

There are no suspects.

It’s apparently the work of metal thieves who get paid by recyclers.

School chief Rick Piercy says the campus is stunned that someone would hurt kids when budgets are strained.

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Comments (2)
  1. Really says:

    In these days and times, nothing is safe from being stolen.

  2. Eric Slowik says:

    Now if we can get the sausage factories to start stealing the pigs off the streets and turning them into nice fat brauts we would be getting somewhere 😀

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