Crime Tracker: School crime over the summer

With Shelby County students three days into the new school year and Memphis city students set to return to campus Monday, Crime Tracker heads back to school to show you just what went on while your kids were on summer break.

Just last weekend, a teacher at Arlington Middle School reported $450 worth of music equipment stolen from the school.

Over the summer -- police responded to at least 25 burglary/theft calls on campus.

Oakhaven High was hit twice -- by thieves who made off with more than 35-hundred dollars in computer equipment.

Five juveniles were caught trying to swipe computers from Overton High School.

9 laptops worth 15-hundred each were taken from Fairley High.

Other schools hit include Pyramid Academy, Sheffield Shrine School, Mitchell High, and Caldwell, Charjean, Northaven and Keystone Elementaries.

Vandals had a hay-day too.  Someone doused a hallway at Wooddale High with a fire extinguisher.  Windows were shattered at Sherwood Middle, Ford Road Elementary, and Caldwell Elementary.

Graffiti was left behind at Carver High School, A-B Hill Elementary, and Overton High.  The band room was also ransacked at Overton.

In the past two months, police made 73 prostitution arrests within a mile of Memphis City Schools--25 this month alone

"We cannot eliminate it--we can't even attempt to eliminate it--but we can deter it and we can make them move. Get out of our neighborhoods, get out of our schools, and out of our children's faces," said PTA Anabell Turner.

Good advice as your kids head back to school.

Last fall, Congressman Harold Ford, Junior helped secure more than $300 million to hire additional resource officers for schools in the Mid-South.