DeLand, FL – Two teenage boys are facing charges after police say they broke into DeLand Middle School early Wednesday morning and stole hundreds of dollars in cash, among other things.
Police went to the school around 3:50 AM on March 1 when the security alarms went off. It didn’t take them long to find the two 16-year-olds who were wearing gloves when they were arrested. Officers said they found $730 in a teal bag on the boys along with three cell phones, a black bow tie, USB chargers, a pink backpack, and four AA batteries.
One of the boys was already scheduled to be on probation until his 19th birthday due to a prior burglary charge. He told police they jumped the fence and got into the school using the unlocked door to the agriculture room. He said they took cash from a desk drawer then broke a small window to get into Building 11. Then they went to the band teacher’s classroom and stole a teal money bag from an unlocked safe.
Both of the boys are facing burglary charges and one is being charged with violation of probation.
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