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Fence stolen from autism treatment center in Spokane Valley

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The kids now won't be able to play outside, because the fence protected them from a nearby busy street. The kids now won't be able to play outside, because the fence protected them from a nearby busy street.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A local autism therapy center for children is trying to figure out what to do next. In the middle of the night, someone stole their fence. What the thieves didn't realize - is how much they were actually stealing from these children.

The director is upset. They work they're doing with these kids is so important and this will now have a negative impact on their work. 

The center in Spokane Valley treats 30 local kids with autism. Some are as young as 2 years old, and are working on their social, motor and language skills. 

It's not just in classrooms. On sunny days you can find the kids with therapists in a small grassy area right outside of their office. 

But this week they've had to limit where the kids are able to play, all thanks to a picket fence pilferer.

The fence was put up about a month and a half ago as a barrier between the play area and a nearby busy roadway. 

With it now missing,a frustrated clinic director has a message for the thieves: Please just give it back.

They did file a police report but for now they're having to limits where the kids go until they can put up a new fence to keep them safe.

If you have any information about who took the fence or where it is, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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