DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – Three Broward County juveniles have been arrested and charged with multiple crimes after allegedly burglarizing a private school in Deerfield Beach.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the three kids broke into the St. Ambrose Catholic School on the 300 block of SE 12th Avenue in Deerfield Beach on June 23. BSO said the trio walked around the school the two days prior before getting into the school on the 23rd.
According to BSO, the teenagers sprayed fire extinguishers in classrooms and other parts of the property while also vandalizing vending machines and throwing paint on furniture, computers, and walls. BSO said the kids also broke several cabinets, and also made themselves a meal.
The juveniles left their DNA on the utensils they used which detectives then used to help identify the suspects. A BSO school resource officer also recognized the three kids through the surveillance video.
The Archdiocese of Miami sent out a statement Monday morning saying in part: “The school was able to provide the BSO investigators with surveillance video which, as the archdiocese understands from the police press release, added the police in apprehending the three suspects. The Archdiocese of Miami is grateful that no school or church personnel were present or injured during the break-in and that the BSO acted so quickly. Cleanup of the extensive damage to several classrooms and the social hall will begin later this week.