Boys arrested for break-in at Wichita middle school

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say they've arrested two boys who were caught burglarizing a local middle school early Thursday morning. 

Officers responded at around 3:50 a.m. to a burglary in progress at Mayberry Magnet Middle School near Maple and Sheridan. Police spokesperson Charley Davidson said officers observed the two boys, ages 12 and 14, exiting through one of the school doors. 

Davidson said the 12-year-old was in possession of three laptops and that the two were taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. 

The boys were booked into juvenile detention for burglary, theft, destruction of property and curfew violations. The 12-year-old was also listed as an active runaway. Wichita schools spokesperson Susan Arensman said the boys are USD 259 students, but they don't attend Mayberry.

Davidson said some computers and a TV in the school were damaged during the break-in and that some other items were taken. All items were recovered. 

Curfew for minors in Wichita under the age of 15 is 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends. For teens 16 and 17, the curfew is midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends. 

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