Kids accused of breaking into school in Sterling

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Police say three juveniles broke into St. Mary’s School in Sterling, Illinois.

A faculty member was preparing their classroom for the start of school when one of the juveniles came into the classroom at the school just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Police said the suspect immediately ran out of the room, out of the building and used a bicycle to get away.

Investigators said surveillance video showed three juveniles got inside the school, at 6 West 6th Street.  The suspects reportedly pushed an air conditioning unit through a lower-level window to get into the building.

Food was missing or tampered with during the break-in, police said.

A phone tip helped police identify the burglary suspects.

“Officers have interviewed three juveniles about the incident and arrests are pending,” said a statement from the Sterling Police Department.

The first day of school was scheduled for August 20, 2014, according to the school’s website.

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