Students caught attempting office break-in

September 16, 2014 — by Andrew Jiang and Carolyn Sun

An undisclosed number of students attempted to break into the school’s office around 2 a.m. on Aug. 9, according to principal Paul Robinson. When this group of students set off an alarm, sheriff's deputies sped to the school and apprehended all involved.

An undisclosed number of students attempted to break into the school’s office around 2 a.m. on Aug. 9, according to principal Paul Robinson. When this group of students set off an alarm, sheriff's deputies sped to the school and apprehended all involved.

There are school punishments being enacted about [the break-in] and there are criminal laws that were broken,” Robinson said. “[The criminal laws broken] are all being taken care of by the juvenile justice system.”

The names of the students have not been revealed since minors were involved and the police are still investigating. The juvenile justice system has yet to decide the students’ punishments, and the school cannot comment because it “doesn’t talk about students’ consequences,” Robinson said.

The possible school discipline ranges from suspension to expulsion, according to Robinson. Possible consequences by law enforcement include fines, restitution, counseling, probation and detention, according to information provided by a website called criminaldefenselawyer.com.

Construction workers, who were working in the conference room in the main office, stayed unusually late that night and accidentally left a window to Robinson’s office open. This was where the students entered the office.

No information was available about the students’ motives for the break-in.

We’ve had some break-ins before, and it’s sad and unfortunate, but we survive; we get through,” Robinson said. “We do the best we can to make sure that things like this don’t happen, but outside of having guards watching everything on campus 24 hours per day, things like this happen.”

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