Oct 27th 2009 By Emerald Catron
We knew some good had to come from a life of watching bad crime-investigation shows. Fortunately, the story at Newfield High School in Selden, N.Y., was more "CSI
" and less "The Wire
Seventeen-year-old Tiana Rapp had lost nearly $200 to a thief who was pilfering students' lockers. High school authorities were putting the blame on a student, but something just didn't sit right with the senior, who loves to sit around and watch "CSI."
She and her lockermate decided to take matters into their own hands
and -- inspired by the high-tech sleuthing on her beloved forensics show -- set up a secret surveillance camera in their locker. Twelve minutes into the tape the adult hall monitor Linda Cubano, 54, was recorded rifling through Rapp's belongings, looking for more cash.
After taking the tape to the principal, Rapp, an aspiring forensic scientist, finally got to see some action -- Cubano was charged with three counts of petty larceny and issued a desk ticket. Thanks, David Caruso!
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