Oakland schools just can’t seem to shake these computer-pilfering thieves — and the latest offenders might be wandering around with the Social Security numbers of the district’s new hires. Here’s a version of a Web story we posted just now:
Late last night, thieves broke into the Oakland school district’s human resources offices and stole as many as 12 computers with the personal information of an estimated 100 new hires.
Police believe the burglary took place around 11 p.m. Tuesday night; it was reported around 7:30 this morning when employees began to arrive, said district spokesman Troy Flint.
The thieves appear to have climbed onto the roof in the rear of the building, cut the wire outside the windows and entered without triggering the alarm system, Flint said. The desktop computers were swiped from the cubicles in the center of the office.
Read the rest of the story here.
Are there simple security precautions Oakland Unified could take, in your opinion, to safeguard its equipment and employee information from criminals?