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ATLANTA -- A student was apprehended after allegedly stealing the letter "T" from the Tech Tower on Tuesday, Georgia Tech officials said.

According to Georgia Tech's Twitter page, the letter was taken from Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Administration Building, which is also known as the Tech Tower.

The letter was recovered later in the day, according to Jason Maderer of Georgia Tech. The student allegedly responsible was taken into custody and the Georgia Tech Police Department was determining what charges will be filed.

Stealing the letters has been a tradition since the 1960s, 11Alive's Kaitlyn Ross reports.

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