Thirty New York City Schools Robbed After Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02:  People walk on the beach near a damaged car and home in the Rockaway neighborhood, in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 2, 2012 in New York, United States. Limited public transit has returned to New York and most major bridges have reopened but will require three occupants in the vehicle to pass. With the death toll currently over 70 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2012 Getty Images

The Department of Education tells NY1 that at least 30 schools have reported looting since Hurricane Sandy, with mostly electronic equipment targeted, including about $100,000 worth of gear from Scholars' Academy in the Rockaways. "We discovered that approximately 90 iPads were stolen and six to 10 iMacs," said the principal, along with two defibrillators — on top of the destruction done by the actual storm. Paired with reports of busted piggy banks, the futures of the city's children are collateral damage.