Thieves victimize 2 newly closed Detroit schools

June 18, 2009
District is working to prevent vandalism at shuttered facilities

From The Detroit News: Thieves broke into two Detroit Public Schools this week just as the district undergoes a rapid-fire effort to secure 16 decommissioned school buildings and prevent the large-scale vandalism and looting that has characterized past school closures. The district hired private security to patrol the schools and two warehouses after the break-ins at Cleveland and Macomb schools. The district is closing 29 of its schools. In recent years the district failed to properly shutter schools, leaving student records, desks, books and other materials in the closed buildings. Some schools were ransacked and vandalized.

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