Earlier this week, someone made off with the wheelchair ramp leading up to a portable classroom at Adams Elementary School.
It happened in the middle of the night, and followed a similar theft at North Beach Elementary — one of their ramps was stolen over the holidays.
“No one has a clue,” school employee Debbie McKagan told My Ballard. “It was there on Tuesday, and Wednesday morning, it was just gone.”
A wheelchair ramp doesn’t seem an easy thing to steal — it’s at least four feet wide, and about 10 feet long (see above). My Ballard Group member Julie Peebles Hall posted about the theft in the group, after which a few people speculated that it was likely taken apart and sold as scrap metal.
McKagan said the ramp was replaced by the school district on Wednesday.
Seattle Police were notified, but with no suspects and no physical evidence, they currently have no leads.
Thanks to Julie Peebles Hall and MarieSol Chamberlain for the photos, posted in the My Ballard Group