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DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A number of iPads have been stolen from DeSoto Parish schools. So far, 20 have been recovered. More than 50 are still missing.

Five students have been arrested and two others are facing charges.

Cedric Clark, principal of Mansfield High School, says all the thefts happened within three weeks, when surveillance cameras weren't working.

Clark explained to KSLA News 12 about why the iPads are important to students in their everyday learning.

"They're their textbooks. They're their means of communicating with their teachers, sending in assignments. For those kids who have missing iPads now, they use textbooks. They turn in assignments the normal way -- before we had iPads," Principal Cedric Clark says.

Now, school leaders tell students to take their iPads with them wherever they go.

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