Eugene alternative school burglarized a week before classes start up

      EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene Sudbury School, a K-12 alternative school, reported that someone had stolen nearly $5,000 worth of art supplies, computer equipment, and other educational equipment from their location in west Eugene.

      School director Demian Schwartz noticed the school had been burglarized Sunday morning when she arrived to set up an open house promoting the 2014-15 school year.

      She said a pottery wheel, sewing machines, computers and AV equipment, a pressure washer and a classroom projector were all missing when she came in Sunday morning.

      "It's such a devastating loss to our program to have some of these unique educational resources taken. Especially in that we serve some really high-needs students and low income families who only thrive in our setting," Schwartz said in a press release sent out by the school.

      The school set up a account to replace some of the stolen items before school starts back up next week.

      Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call the Eugene Police Department.