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Stolen iPads taken from Ga school showing up

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ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say dozens of iPads stolen from an Atlanta school are showing up as far away as southeast Asia.

Police say as many as 10 people broke into KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School on Sept. 25 and stole 119 iPads.

Each of the tablet computers is equipped with a GPS tracker and a warning message that comes on when someone tries to use it, and the school soon began getting messages about the machines' whereabouts.

Principal Dave Howland tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/17OS5qO ) that a machine popped up a week ago in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietman. Others have come on in the Atlanta area.

Three machines have been returned because of the messages. Overall, police say about $50,000 in technology was taken or damaged during the break-in.

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