Metro principal accused of not caring about burglary

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A burglar broke into Taft Middle School over the weekend stealing thousands of dollars worth of iPads and computer equipment.

"Our officer said that depending on what actually was stolen, there was the potential there for about $20,000 to $30,000 worth of items stolen," said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The theft is alarming enough.

But what's even more disturbing is the officer's version of the principal's reaction when he called her.

The report states that Helen (Charmaine) "Johnson told me that she was not concerned with the theft or any sort of damage that may have been caused. She absolutely refused to come out or to send someone out that could identify what was missing or damaged."

Tierney Tinnin, spokesperson for the district, says the principal denies saying the things in the report.

"I hate that the report came across as if she had no concern for what had happened. But she absolutely 100% does," said Tinnin.

She says Johnson told the officer that they contract with a security company that could respond and that maintenance would be out to secure the building.

But the report says "She explained that she was not concerned with this in the least and they will just deal with it in the morning. She really just took the tone with me that she could not be bothered with this."

"I think the bottom line is is the conversation that is portrayed in the police report is pretty much secondary because at the end of the day there's still iPads missing and so that's where our focus needs to be is finding who stole that equipment from the children," said Tinnin.

Tinnin says those iPads that were stolen are ones teachers use for instruction.