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ANDERSON -- Three male juveniles were apprehended by Anderson police early Wednesday morning and face burglary charges after they allegedly broke into Erskine Elementary School.

Sgt. Chad Boynton said police were dispatched to the school because of a burglary alarm about 12:19 a.m. Officers observed the school until one saw the lights turn on in a classroom.

Officers observed three boys rummaging through desk drawers in the classroom. Boynton said at least one of the boys was seen stealing change from a desk drawer.

The three suspects are ages 13, 15 and 16. The Herald Bulletin does not typically identify minors charged with crimes.

When the teens left the building, they were apprehended by Anderson police. Boynton said two of the boys had Erskine Elementary property, including candy, a nominal amount of money and other miscellaneous classroom items.

Boynton said it was determined that the boys entered the school by climbing on the roof and using a door that the boys told the police had been left partially open.

The boys were taken to the Anderson Police Department until they were picked up by family members. Boynton said the boys all have pending burglary charges through Madison County Juvenile Court.

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