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Burglary Reported At Dunbar High School

The new Dunbar High School building opens to students today.
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The new Dunbar High School building opens to students today.

A break-in was reported at the new Dunbar High School in Northwest D.C. over the weekend.

According to police, an unknown number of suspects gained entry to a first-floor classroom by smashing a window around 11:04 p.m. on Saturday. Three Dell laptops were stolen. Police are currently reviewing footage from surveillance cameras, according to department spokesman Araz Alali.

The incident took place two days before students returned to school in D.C., and the same week that city officials and alumni hailed the completion of a new $122 million building for the historic Dunbar High School.

Various new school and library building have suffered break-ins shortly after opening, with thieves targeting electronic items like computers. Hundreds of computers have been stolen from D.C. public schools since 2009, and libraries have also suffered burglaries. In July 2012, six computers were stolen from the Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library in Ward 7 shortly after it was rebuilt and opened to the public.


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