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Juveniles arrested after breaking into school

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BLACK ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

Three juvenile suspects face a different kind of detention after investigators say they broke into a school.

While on patrol Sunday morning, just before 12:30, a Lawrence County sheriff’s deputy noticed lights on inside the Black Rock School gymnasium.

As he went to check, the deputy heard noises then saw an item thrown out of a classroom window.

The deputy looked inside and saw a white male and a white female running down the hallway. He called for backup, then chased after the suspects.

According to Sgt. Jamie White of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, the suspects got into a vehicle and attempted to leave while the deputy ordered them to stop.

When the suspects drove toward the deputy, he pulled out his service weapon and ordered the driver to stop.

As removed the suspects from the car, a third white male suspect approached and was taken into custody, White said.

“A search of the vehicle turned up stolen property from the school grounds,” White said. “A search of the school grounds revealed damage to the property.”

All of the suspects are juveniles, he said.

The arrests were turned over to the Black Rock police chief.

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