By: Lauren Fabrizi
A summer enrichment program took a hit Thursday night after Randolph Elementary School was robbed, and now the program is suffering from over $500 worth in damages.
Bright Lights is a non-profit that uses the facilities of public schools throughout Lincoln. Exec. Director Kathy Hanrath said Randolph Elementary experienced something unexpected.
"It just makes you sick at heart," Hanrath said. "I mean, it just makes you feel violated and it's like why would anyone want to do this?"
Hanrath said someone broke into the school and stole the program's security computer, along with the monitor, keyboard and printer. Hanrath said although it is unfortunate, there is something to ease the mind.
"None of our information from Bright Lights will be compromised because none of it is on that machine," Hanrath said. "So no, none of it will affect us in any way."
But all that aside, Hanrath said a situation like this is still unsettling.
"It's just something that shouldn't occur," Hanrath said. "It just shouldn't happen. It's just a senseless act."
Hanrath said the computer needs to be replaced, but for now they have a temporary laptop and all programs are still in session. Looking forward, Hanrath has nothing put a positive attitude.
"It will not stop us for a beat," Hanrath said. "Bright Lights is going on, we'll be fine."
Police say the investigation is ongoing. So far, no suspects have been identified.