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placerita-jr-highSanta Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking out some sweet-toothed vandals after a series of recent cafeteria snack bar burglaries.

Placerita Junior High in Newhall recently experienced an after-hours, on-campus burglary in the school cafeteria that left some supplies missing and property damaged. The junior high’s lunchroom was the latest victim, which resulted in nearly $1,500 worth of damage for the William S. Hart Union High School District, which oversees the SCV’s public junior highs and high schools.

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  1. Phil Lehman Phil Lehman says:

    that food is disgusting! who would want to steal it? They don’t have anything good only Obama approved snacks that are terrible.

  2. Randy William Music good stuff

  3. Really 😑 nothing else better to do?

  4. Its not right at all but god bless them if they really did it because they were starving. If you dont know what its like to go hungry then you have no clue.

    • John says:

      Don’t be so dramatic,you’re making Santa Clarita out to be Somalia. Nobody is starving. The government will not let you starve. There are food stamps, free lunch programs at school and shelters. If you think people are starving here in the U.S., you obviously have never been outside the U.S.

      • luis madar says:

        What year-round shelters are there in Santa Clarita with food? I DK of any and in general shelters only serve one meal a day IF they have them, that’s in L A., which shelters in SCV have this let alone lunch and “snacks.” Most are not government-run anyway. Yes there are food stamps available if you file taxes but homeless often can’t access that and what if someone is too proud to go “on the dole” or needs help NOW because of sudden need, change in circumstance, not after another year?

        I’m not saying stealing is “OK” at all, and wonder what the alleged other damage was besides taking food — which if not good, person(s) must be hungry.

        Yeah I’ve traveled abroad all over the world from India and China and Mexico-Guatemala etc. as well as Central and Western and Eastern Europe, Japan — the “wealthy” countries and they all have various degrees of free healthcare and REAL government assistance (except Japan, which is also behind when it comes to helping people with disabilities), most countries have struggles with poverty and starving people, but the U. S. is among the worst when it comes to real, positive gov’t. aid. We DO waste a lot of it in the wrong places though and some people know how to scam welfare/ food stamps/ use the ER and never pay because they don’t file taxes — it’s someone who has been working poor and suddenly can’t make ends meet who is often worst off and has nowhere to turn.
        Do you know that even in the CalState system 10% of students don’t have money to buy enough food and even at UCLA there are enough truly poor even suddenly homeless students that they had to open food pantries with DONATED not gov’t basic foods?
        — So tell me, where in SCV do they turn, can you answer my first questions?

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