RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A steel cage and padlocks still couldn't keep thieves from stealing copper and two air conditioning units from the Children's Choice for Hearing and Talking, or CCHAT Center.
The theft happened sometime over the past few weeks at the center in Rancho Cordova.
"We came in one morning and noticed all of the thermostats were blank," said Laura Turner, the school's principal. "The repairman told me the units were gone."
It was the second time thieves hit the school. Turner said all four air conditioning units were stolen four years ago just before they moved in.
The non-profit school provides free services for deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to 8 years old. Turner said it costs about $10,000 to fund a student each year. The school has 65 students this year.