MODESTO, CA - Classrooms at Modesto High School aren't as cool as they could be these days after 11 air conditioning units were recently stolen off the roof of the school.
Principal Jason Manning said the units were stolen on two nights, late at night, by thieves who made it to the top of the building.
"We found a few spots on campus where they've climbed up trees and up on the roof. I'm told by maintenance workers, it takes 20 to 30 minutes to unhook a unit and throw it over the edge," said Manning.
Manning said the value of the metal taken, on the streets, is $30 to $40 per unit.
"It's pretty frustrating, with the lack of dollars for education, to be spending this on air conditioning units," said Manning.