Police investigating theft of Warren County student tools used for shelter project

Franklin police are investigating the theft of tools following a break-in of a trailer that was parked last weekend at Schenck Elementary School. Students were using the tools to build this shelter. ED RICHTER / STAFF

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Franklin police are investigating the theft of tools following a break-in of a trailer that was parked last weekend at Schenck Elementary School. Students were using the tools to build this shelter. ED RICHTER / STAFF

Franklin police are investigating the theft of tools following a break-in of a trailer that was parked last weekend at Schenck Elementary School.

Police were notified about 12:30 p.m. Monday about the break-in and theft of a pair of tool belts and tools that belonged to construction students from the Warren County Career Center.

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Superintendent Michael Sander said the construction students were providing the labor for a shelter at the school. Sander said the school’s PTA had saved about $10,000 over three years to pay for the materials for the project.

“It was something they wanted to do,” Sander said.

No other information was available about the break-in from police or career center officials.

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