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$20K+ worth of equipment stolen from high school

The shed was broken into over the weekend. The shed was broken into over the weekend.
The trailer was found in west Louisville. The trailer was found in west Louisville.

GOSHEN, KY (WAVE) – Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was stolen right out of an Oldham County high school garage.

Sometime over the weekend North Oldham County High School Principal, Lisa Jarrett, said someone busted a small window out of a garage. She said whoever is responsible was able to get away with more than $20,000 worth of school equipment.

Two John Deere Gators, two riding lawn mowers and an air compressor were among the stolen items. Jarrett said it is necessary equipment used to keep up the football field.

"I wouldn't expect anybody to steal, especially from a public school with all these neighborhoods around and all the eyes and all the parents around," said Quentin Shea, North Oldham junior. "I'm surprised nobody knows who would have done it."

Even the marching Mustangs band trailer disappeared, but it didn't take long for that to turn up.

The trailer was left in the Trinity Family Life Center parking lot on Hale Avenue in West Louisville.

"The trailer don't belong on our lot," said Shenita Rickman, Trinity Family Life Center president. "No one asked us, no one said anything, we didn't know where it came from."

Employees watched as Louisville Metro Police Department officers checked what was inside. "There were some tool boxes in there, but everything else was stripped out," said Mark Crossland, Trinity Family Life Center volunteer.

Now the students and staff hope to find the rest of the missing equipment, while they wish the thieves would learn a lesson of their own.

There are no security cameras near the storage garage. Principal Jarrett said they have never had a problem like this before.

If you have any information call the Oldham County Police Department at (502) 222-1300.

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