by Paul Bowers
Twenty-five iPads were stolen from a West Ashley elementary school and subsequently discovered outdoors near the school, according to an incident report filed by the Charleston Police Department.
On Saturday at about 5 p.m., a man called police to report that he had found 25 iPads along the fence line near the west side of Drayton Hall Elementary School (3138 Ashley River Road). All of the tablets were in black silicone cases with stickers that read "Property of Charleston County Public Schools."
An officer arrived on the scene and found that the back door to Room 318 at the school was open. After clearing the inside of the school, the officer discovered that the room's iPad case was unlocked and open. A district security officer said the area was under video surveillance but he was unable to obtain the video at the time.