MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - An audit released Monday revealed that $48.4 million in school equipment is missing from Shelby County Schools.
The audit, completed by Maryland-based ProBar, reported more than 54,000 pieces of equipment missing. The missing equipment included things like laptops, tools, hard drives, and driver-training cars.
"This is something that we're taking extremely seriously, because the numbers are staggering when you consider the fact that we are dealing with taxpayer dollars," said Shelby County School District board member David Pickler.
More than 44,000 pieces are missing from the legacy Memphis City Schools, and 10,200 pieces are missing from the former Shelby County Schools.
"To see that kind of dollar among missing is absolutely unconscionable," said Pickler.