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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A local school is hoping you can help it track a brand new piece of equipment from their garden.

The shed from Cooper Elementary School's Community Garden was stolen early Wednesday morning. Around 1:30 a.m., a neighbor called police saying they saw a man walking around the school's garden.

"The police dispatched the Spokane Public School security, they came out about 2:30 a.m., and walked around the premises and saw that the shed was completely taken apart," said fourth grade teacher Adam Oakley.

Investigators took pictures of what remained of the shed, and came back later to show the scene to school officials.

"They came back to school about 5:30 a.m. to meet with our custodian, and show him what happened, and it was gone. So between 2:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. somebody, whoever took it apart, came back and took it.

The school recently received the shed as part of a grant to teach students where food comes from.

"We hadn't started using it yet given our weather, so luckily none of our tools were in it," said Oakley. "But we put it in, it's probably only been in a month."

The school is hoping the community will help them get their shed back.

"For something I think to be called the community garden, it's frustrating that somebody in our community would then take it from us," said Oakley.

If anyone has information regarding this theft call Spokane Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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