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UPDATE: San Juan schools insurance pool to cover metal shop burglary losses

The San Juan Unified School District’s insurance pool will cover losses tied to last week’s burglary of the metal shop at El Camino Fundamental High Schoool, district officials reported late Monday.

Trent Allen, spokesman for the district, said in an email that total loss was in the $20,000 to $25,000 range and the district’s risk management office has already ordered replacement equipment. Most of the equipment is expcted to arrive in time for Thursday’s start of school.

Katie Yamanishi, student body president and a senior at the Arden Arcade campus, said Monday students are planning to hold a carwash Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise funds for the metal shop. The event will be held at the school’s parking lot along Eastern Avenue. The campus address is 4300 El Camino Ave.

Allen said funds raised at the event may allow for any supplemental purchases for the metal shop.

A teacher at the 1,600-student school discovered the loss and reported the burglary at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sacramento Sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. There have been no arrests.

Bowman said welding equipment and tools were stolen from the classroom. The case is under investigation.