Ithaca, N.Y. — Two teens have been accused of burglarizing an Ithaca elementary school on Thursday night, according to the Ithaca Police Department.


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The teens, whose names are not being released because of their ages, were found inside the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School around 11:35 p.m. after police responded to a building alarm.

When the officers arrived on scene, they saw a broken window on the exterior of the building. The two teens left the school but were caught after a brief foot chase.

“A search of the building revealed evidence that at least one door inside the building had been forced open. Evidence recovered at the scene that was stolen from inside the building includes two computers and two moneybags containing a small amount of cash (less than $150.00),” a press release said.

The teens will be referred to Tompkins County Family Court. They face third-degree burglary charges.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.