Possible theft AGAIN.

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  1. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    So this morning when I got to school I realized that a huge bag of candy (the good stuff--Reese's, Snickers, Skittles, etc.!!!) is missing from behind my desk. I know that it was there yesterday because that's the day I brought it to school. We used about half of it playing a review game and practicing our Latin numbers. I was saving the rest for today for another activity.

    I don't know whether a student inadvertently picked it up along with his or her bag (I do have students sitting in my desk area because my class numbers are hovering near 50 this year and I don't have nearly enough desks....), or if a custodian took it. Last year I caught, as in literally saw with my own eyes, a custodian stealing pop out of my fridge, so this last possibility wouldn't surprise me. What would surprise me is if a student stole it. In the five years I've taught at this school, I don't recall ever having any of my personal belongings stolen by a student (although once I had some empty binders on a bookshelf go missing).

    Ugh. What a way to start the day and year. Until I get to the bottom of this, I guess there will be no candy, treats, or prizes of any kind.
     
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  3. EDUK8_ME

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. It can be very disheartening when things go missing no matter how big or small.
     
  4. Sshintaku

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    Last year I had candy for a similar purpose, and it was stolen. I had it during first period, a particular student was around my desk at the end of the period, and then it was gone for 2nd period.

    I e-mailed a math teacher who shared a lot of the kids with me, and she said the bag was being passed around later that day in her class.

    Extremely irritating. And I know who did it too, but of course, not much I could do at that point.
     
  5. wcormode

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    Starting next year, in Kansas, candy wont be allowed on premises anyway. Students OR teachers.
     
  6. stephenpe

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    I love my school. Women leave purses in the open, I see cash in sight and there is NO THEFT here. Small school where we can all trust each other. But Im might have "borrowed" that soda once. ;)
     
  7. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Found the candy. Someone did grab it accidentally. She brought it back to my room, absolutely mortified that she had taken it.

    Whew.

    I sure do appreciate trustworthy students. :)
     
  8. KLSSwimmer

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    Good for that student!
     
  9. sundrop

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    It's great to hear that the candy was returned by an honest student. :)
     
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    A fellow teacher had her cell phone stolen Wednesday out of her purse that was in her desk. The culprit returned it Thursday, but they had taken a picture of themselves with the camera feature and didn't delete it.
     
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    That's great to hear!
     
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    I had $2 stolen from me. One of our prizes was a dollar to buy something from the store at our school. I gave the money to one of the students I trusted, and somewhere along the lines the three winners got their money but mine disappered and no one wants to take the blame for it. I have decided no more prizes for games, if I can't trust them. I trust our custodians, they are very friendly and have had $5 sitting on a file cabinet for 2 weeks and they weren't touched. As for candy, I lock it up in a cabinet or in my desk as well as homework passes, just in case. :cool:
     
  13. Irissa

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    I had a student steal my cell phone once.

    I tracked him down because he called the same number 4 times that Friday. I could see my account on line and I called that number and talked to the parent who had a long talk with her daughter who gave him up. Principal yanked him from the bus first thing Monday morning.

    He used it all weekend downloaded a bunch of games and took a picture of his you know what. First time my VP at the time (a guy) had to call a parent about pornography.

    Got my phone back (minus the picture thank god) and the mom payed for everything he downloaded. I learned to check for my phone about 10 times a day after that.
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    Glad the candy was returned!
     
  15. meeko32198

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    In my first few weeks I've had about 10 things stolen from my desk and in the classroom.

    - I-dance Wall-e - which was given back to me by a student whom had been given it by the one who stole it
    - Dug figurine (from the movie Up)
    - 2 Permanent markers (scented variety)
    - Brand new self-inking stamp
    - Tons of classroom supplies (pencils, sharpeners, scissors, etc)
    - Shark stuffed animal from a student's backpack
    - Prizes from the class store that were stolen from 3 student's desks
    - The biggest one though which still hasn't been returned was the librarian's cell phone. It is still circulating the middle school after one of my kiddos at the elementary school gave it to his friend.

    I teach 5th grade and it has been an issue at our school. A kindergarten teacher lost her cell phone, another teacher lost a laptop, and we've had a few mechanical pencil sharpeners taken as well.
     
  16. INteacher

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    :2up: for honest students
     

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