15 Apr 2011

Guam school vandalism halts computer investments

1:46 pm on 15 April 2011

Rampant vandalism at Guam public schools will keep federally funded laptops out of students' hands for at least two more years.

The Pacific Daily News reports a federal funds monitor has expressed concern at the investment of 25 million US dollars in computers, laptops and other technology, because of all of the break-ins and vandalism incidents.

An education official, Vince Leon Guerrero, says the federal monitor feels it's inappropriate to invest and install technology only to have it stolen or broken.

Already this year there've been more than a dozen vandalism incidents at various public schools, with several schools hit more than once.

The official estimate of damage and loss from theft has been put at tens of thousands of dollars.