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Thieves muscle in on school fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene school's wrestling team was feeling pretty good about raising funds by collecting scrap metal until thieves muscled in on the action.

Churchill High School coach Scott Kearney expected Saturday's fundraiser would bring in more than $3,000, based on the $2 per pound a recycling company promised to pay.

The Register-Guard reports parents and friends brought old appliances, car parts and other metal to fill a large trash bin in the school's parking lot. But late Saturday night Kearney found thieves were plundering the stockpile before it could be hauled away.

The team plans another scrap metal drive fundraiser on Tuesday at the school, and this time the recycling company will pick it up before Tuesday night.


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