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Thousands of dollars have been stolen from Sam Rayburn Middle School in Bryan.
On Thursday, officials at Sam Rayburn Middle School noticed that approximately $6,000 in cash and checks were missing. The money was for insurance on laptops for sixth graders, said Bryan ISD officials.
Parents have been asked to void their checks, and school officials say parents will not be held responsible for any stop payment fees they may incur from their banks. The school district has also notified local banks of the theft, said officials.
All sixth graders receive a laptop as part of the Technology Immersion Project, a state grant incorporating technology in the classroom.
Bryan police are investigating the theft. There are no suspects at this time. Theft between $1,500 to $20,000 is a felony offense punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Bryan ISD officials say the school's staff has taken steps to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again. They also stress the theft will not affect students from receiving their laptops.
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