A group of teenagers just couldn’t wait to get back to school, so they allegedly broke into the building on Sunday, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were called to Watertown Mayer High School around 2:30 p.m. on June 9 by a teacher who encountered a group of four teenagers inside the building. According to the sheriff’s office, the teacher caught the teens throwing a garbage can onto the gym floor.
The teens fled after being spotted, and the teacher chased them out of the building. Once outside, the teens got into a late model black passenger car and headed north on Quarry Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office located the suspected vehicle at a Montrose gas station, apprehended the teenagers, and transported them back to Watertown Mayer High School.
According to the sheriff’s office, the investigation discovered a juvenile had located an open door at the high school earlier, and had put a sock in the door to open it at a later time. The teenagers suspected in the break-in entered through the unlocked door.
Deputies interviewed the teens, who said they had only been inside the building for a short time before being discovered.
The juvenile suspects were released to their parents. The case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.