DA: 5 teen boys charged in connection with 4 stolen guns found on Standley H.S. grounds on Feb. 21
Teens charged in connection with burglary of home
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WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Five teenage boys have been charged in connection with a burglary in which four guns and other valuables were found near athletic fields at Standley Lake High School last month.
When a campus supervisor found two of the guns on school grounds on the afternoon of Feb. 21, the Westminster police were called and the school was placed in lockout status, which means school continued with normal educational programs but nobody was allowed in or out of the school.
After police were called to the school, investigators recovered a total of three stolen rifles and one shotgun on school grounds along with electronics and jewelry, Russell said. The items are believed to have been stolen in the burglary of a home that shares a fence line with the school.
Investigators do not believe that there was a direct threat to any of the high school staff or students, said Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.
On Monday, District Attorney Peter Weir charged the boys for their roles in the alleged home burglary and the theft of the guns, electronics and jewelry.
Authorities are not identifying the defendants because they are juveniles.
Delinquency petitions have been filed, accusing:
- Two 16-year-old boys, and one 15-year-old boy, of second-degree burglary, theft, possession of a weapon on school grounds and theft.
- One 15-year-old boy of theft by receiving something valued at between $1,000-$20,000.
- One 16-year-old male of theft by receiving something valued under $500.
The teens are scheduled to be in court on March 20.
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