An entire school full of youngsters in Hampton are learning a sad lesson about life this week.

WMUR-TV 9 in Manchester is reporting that  coin jar that had been used to collect donations for a new playground at the non profit school went missing after being there for seven years.

Principal Ginny Bridle noticed it was missing on Monday.

“We left it there for seven years. And in seven years nobody’s touched it, and we’ve used the proceeds for all kinds of different things. Because it gives everyone a chance to contribute,” Bridle said.

Bridle estimated there may have been between $300 and $400 worth of coins in the bottle.

Now, officials are trying to figure out who may have taken it while trying to explain the situation to the children in their classes.

A GoFundMe page has been created by Melissa Eckert-Liska to help the school after this heinous crime. The page has already raised $1,535 and shows no signs of stopping. She posted this update last night:

WOW!!!! I am blown away by all of the generous donations!!! Ginny , her staff and the kids are going to be floored when they see this!! We reached our goal in less than 24 hours!! It is amazing what people can do when they come together for a good cause. I can't thank you all enough and I am sure Ginny is going to be in joyful tears for the kids!!! Thank you all. Thank you so very very much!!!

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