Roger Dipierro donates time and labor to install cameras at Arc of Palm Beach Potential Charter


Roger Dipierro watched the story on NewsChannel 5 about the break-in at the special needs school.

"My heart sunk, I was deeply saddened when I heard what happened to the school," said Dipierro.

So, the video surveillance specialist called Potentials Charter School in Riveria Beach, offering to help.

"We wanted to do what we could do to help this school," said Dipierro.

On Tuesday, he got to work.

Dipierro and the staff from his surveillance company installed 13 cameras around the school. He donated the labor costs and some of the cameras.

"We'll be able to surveil who comes in and out of the property from the complete perimeter," said Dipierro.

Last month, thieves broke into the back door, stealing three laptops, a desktop computer and a touch screen monitor. All costing the school more than $10,000.

"I was actually ecstatic, and in this day of age ... surprised," said Tiffany North.

Tiffany North is the principal at Potentials Charter School. She says she's been overwhelmed by the community support.

"A lot of people say they want to do stuff but they actually stepped up to the plate and came through," said North.

The school is slowly recovering from the thefts. A recovery that has no price tag for Dipierro.

"The students are wonderful, I've met some of them and I couldn't think of a better place to be today," said Dipierro.

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