Computers stolen from Khan Academy

Khan Academy employees arrived to work in Mountain View on Monday morning to find that the free online academy was the victim of a major burglary.

Sometime over Sunday night thieves took 33 Apple computers from the Khan Academy office worth $40,000, police reported.

Police said the thieves "defeated the front door lock" of the popular nonprofit's offices on the 1900 block of Landings Drive, near Google headquarters, to make the theft.

Police say there are no suspects or witnesses at this point.


Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

EGADS... in this day of cameras everywhere, Khan's didn't have them ? Nor any burg. alarm ??

Oh well, that's what insurance is for.

Oh, says the Insurance Co. "Khan's didn't take security steps.. sorry, no payout."


Posted by derp, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm


Posted by Revenge is a Dish, a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm


Posted by How low can you go?, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

That's like stealing from all of our children. Shame on you! If you took advantage of all the free classes that Khan has to offer, you wouldn't feel the need to steal. You'd be smart and able earn a good income.

Change your ways! Life doesn't have to be like this for you. You are only cheating yourself in the long run. Khan is FREE and would help you get an education to support yourself. Please start your new life by returning what you took.

Posted by Man Ray the Avant Garde Dude, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

1. Good luck unloading 33 Apples on Craigslist (especially since they are probably all the same model number).

2. The Googleplex has cameras all over the place, doesn't it?

3. $40,000 divided by 33... Apples are expensive!

Posted by ryansilver, a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm

shout out to the best comment by Revenge is a Dish KHAAAAAAAAN!

Posted by YES!, a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Revenge is a Dish nailed it.
(Reference to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

Posted by Sesskag, a resident of another community
on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm

That's sooo sad,having to steal from a company instead of using their own MONEY.

Posted by Derpy Hooves, a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I just dont know what went wrong with this.

Posted by David, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:43 am

Yeah. First of all that's really disgusting story. Second, I wonder what the security guys were doing while burglars were on.

Posted by major tom, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

FTA/ 33 Apple computers from the Khan Academy office worth $40,000, police reported. Police say there are no suspects or witnesses at this point.

Thats because police are too busy making revenue for the state, like, busting old and young people for smoking pot, bothering people who have to pay for sex, etc. etc.

Police these days are not out there fighting real crime. Look at the statistics on crimes solved in any town. The numbers are a joke. But you can count on cops being there on the side of the road in the middle of the night harassing you while you try to take a piss.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2014 at 5:39 pm

USA is a registered user.

They'll never learn

Posted by KciD, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Wow, i don't think someone would just plan to steal 33 Computers in a development office when you can just go to a warehouse. I think it's the information on them that was planned to be taken.

Posted by the_punnisher, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

the_punnisher is a registered user.

William Shatner did it. Ricardo Montalban was 10X the actor than he was.
Patrick Stewart was twice the actor than Shatner. But Shatner was twice the size of both and should have gone on a diet..8P...

Why is the Enterprise like a piece of toilet paper?

It searches around Uranus looking for cling-ons.....

I think it would show that there are good corporate citizens i they wound spring for a new set of computers and set one up as a security system host.

Older ATI based systems had a motion detect time lapse video recorder built in as an option. You could just add cameras to it....instant security system.

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