Locker Room Thefts Draw Concern of Administration

It started with a pair of headphones and now has grown to over $700

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Locker Room Thefts Draw Concern of Administration

photo by Hailey Wachowiak

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When senior Mary Flavin left gym class on April 10, she thought nothing was out of the ordinary.  But by the time she returned home and prepared to pack for the Orchestra trip beginning the following day, she realized something was terribly wrong.

“I had $200 in my bag for the orchestra trip,” she said.  “When I got home and my mom asked me to make sure that I had the money, I realized it had gone missing.”

Flavin was the latest victim in a rash of thefts in the gym locker rooms.

“I was shocked,” she said. “I kept thinking that I had just misplaced the money, but then I realized that someone actually stole the money.”

photo by Hailey Wachowiak

The NASH administration and Resource Officer Ray have taken notice.  Ray said that he has received multiple reports of thefts in the locker rooms, where there are no security cameras due to students’ privacy rights.

“Carry a lock, put your most personal effects in the locker, and lock it up,” said Ray when asked how students should respond to the ongoing problem. 

Over $700 have been stolen since the beginning of March, Ray reported.  

“Thieves are going into people’s purses and wallets, and they are not taking a hundred percent of your money,” Ray explained. “So, they are making you think twice on whether or not you had money stolen.”

Ray believes that the thieves are students in the class where the thefts occur.  He noted that the majority of thefts have occured during Periods 4, 5, and 6.

For gym teacher Mrs. Kohlmann, the thefts are a serious concern but not one without a solution.

“Lock up your lockers,” she said. “Nothing can happen to them unless Houdini goes here, and there aren’t that many thieves if you do so.”