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Help sought for city school burglarized three times in one week

A Baltimore city school is hoping to recover technology and cash after it was buglarized late Sunday night — the third break-in the school had experienced in about a week.

City school police are investigating the break-in at Govans Elementary School, which officials said has a silent alarm but doesn't have cameras and was also burglarized twice last week, as recently as Friday.

Govans is a high performing neighborhood school — and one of the poorest with about 90 percent of students qualifying for free-and-reduced priced meals — and was recently recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as one of the state's Title I Highest Performing "Reward Schools" for its academic achievement.

According to a fundraising effort for the school, led by the local charter operators at the Baltimore Curriculum Project, the school lost about $7,000 worth of equipment and cash.

Among the items stolen from the school were iPads and money students raised at a book fair.

"Govans is a school that has beat the odds," the BCP wrote in a email advertising a fundraiser for the school. "Unfortunately, the school does not have enough funding to replace what was stolen. Any new equipment would have to come out of next year's budget."
Donations can be made online at:

Or checks can be mailed to:
 Baltimore Curriculum Project
Govans Recovery Fund
2707 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 2124

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