Up to $30,000 in music equipment stolen from P.S. 48 in Hunts Point
THE BRONX - Young music students at a Hunts Point elementary school returned from spring recess to find their equipment had been targeted by thieves.
Dozens of musical instruments and video cameras totaling between $20,000 and $30,0000 were stolen from the music room at P.S. 48. The principal says that about eight computers were also taken.
Students and teachers say that the thieves damaged a lot of equipment in addition to what they stole.
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The school is known for its student music videos and even won $50,000 in a nationwide music video contest. Prior to winning the contest, the school's music program was in jeopardy.
School officials say there are no security cameras in the school. It was open for day camp at the time of the theft.
Students are now trying to raise money to replace the stolen items as they prepare for a big musical production next month.