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Teens break into Tacoma elementary school, steal school supplies

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 31, 2012 at 5:54 am with 7 Comments »
August 31, 2012 10:33 am

Five teenagers were arrested late Thursday after breaking into a Tacoma school and stealing school supplies, police said.

The teens, ages 16 and 17, climbed onto the roof of Grant Elementary School, 1018 N. Prospect St., and were hanging out when they found an unsecured access door just before 11 p.m.

Three boys went inside an office and took pens, pencils, Post-It notes and erasers while the two girls waited on the roof, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

Officers were called to the school by an alarm that sounded when the boys entered the building and by neighbors who heard the ruckus.

The boys were booked into Remann Hall and the girls were released to their parents.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. greenergrad says:

    I believe that’s Remann Hall.

  2. footballscaa says:

    Parents. It’s much cheaper to go to Target. Mind your teenagers.

  3. ballanty3 says:

    Well maybe their parents cannot afford the school supplies. Even at
    Target or anywhere else for that matter. It is a shame that the teenagers nowadays have to steal anything for that matter.

  4. mcgintey says:

    Make no excuses for them. Stealing is stealing. If they found something small of value, they would have taken that too. There are many agencies offering school supplies and many back-to-school programs. When they steal they are stealing from us all.

  5. Ortingmom says:

    They were up to no good and looking for trouble. I doubt it was that they didn’t have any school supplies to start the year and this was the only way to obtain them.

  6. aboeckel says:

    Way to go Tacoma Police Department and Tacoma School Patrol Officers! Good job!

  7. livnjoy says:

    I wonder if those are the same teens who have been hanging out there all summer. We’ve been there a few times and have seen the same few teens there each time, with a different act of vandalism noted around the grounds every time as well.

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