Pricilla Kumar Staff Writer
@PricilladeviIf you can’t trust your teacher, who can you trust? Students at New Smyrna Beach High School started complaining that money was disappearing from their lockers after they returned from P.E. class. There were at least 9 reported incidents in which students claimed that over $950 went missing. Somebody was breaking into their lockers, but only taking cash. After hearing various complaints, the school decided it needed to take the proper avenue to find the culprit. They couldn’t install any security cameras due to the nature of the location, so they decided on another savvy way to catch the thief. Enter Operation: Sticky Fingers. $141 was covered in a powder that was naked to the human eye, but shined bright like a diamond when placed under an ultraviolet light source. A wallet containing the contaminated cash was put in a student’s locker and after a few weeks someone took the bait. Mr. Rodney Barnes. A physical education teacher and the assistant varsity football coach at the school. In his defense, Mr. Barnes would like to state that he never took ALL the cash, just merely a portion. But Mr. Barnes has turned a new leaf and resigned from his position. Locker cash is now safe folks. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!