Wichita police arrest 3 boys for break-in at elementary school

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Wichita police say they've arrested three boys who allegedly broke into an elementary school and stole backpacks full of electronics. 

Officers responded at around 9:35 p.m. Thursday to a burglary alarm at Mueller Elementary School at 2500 East 18th Street North.

Police spokesperson Paul Cruz said officers stopped the three boys exiting the school. They had backpacks containing laptops, digital cameras and other electronics from the school. 

The 11-year-old and two 14-year-olds were booked into juvenile detention for burglary. One of the 14-year-olds also faces one count of obstruction. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the case will be presented to the district attorney's office. 

The break-in comes a week after police arrested two boys, ages 12 and 14, for a burglary at Mayberry Magnet Middle School near Maple and Sheridan. More on that story here

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