Barrington police are investigating the theft of 59 MacBook Air computers from a locked storage closet at Barrington High School.
School employees made the discovery before school ended for summer vacation, according to a statement posted Monday on the District 220 website.
Replacing the laptops, which were still in their packaging, will cost only $2,500 because they were insured, the district said.
As part of the district's One to World project, where students were given MacBook Air computers, the stolen laptops were supposed to be loaned out to kids whose "primary device" did not function, according to the news release.
"This is the first time a technology theft of this nature has occurred at Barrington High School; as a result, the school district is reexamining its internal security and reviewing surveillance videos," according to the statement.