The Mathews High School building trades program has limited financial resources, relying on the hard work of its students to pay for many of the materials needed for the students to continue to learn their craft. Proceeds from the sale of one project are used to fund the next one.
That’s what makes this theft especially upsetting, according to Deputy A.L. Edwards, the school resource officer.
Sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 and 7:15 the following morning, a one-of-a-kind custom corner cabinet was taken from the porch of The Thrifty Spot, a nonprofit consignment shop in Hudgins operated by the MHS faculty and students as a vocational outreach program.
“Needless to say, a theft like this is a huge disappointment to the students, faculty, and the community as a whole,” Edwards said. There was a $250 price tag on the item, as well as a note that proceeds benefit the MHS building trades program.
Made out of an old wooden door, the cabinet stands a litt...
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