Teens Charged In Old School Building Theft

Bethany Venable

Updated Thu, Jan 3, 2013 2:41 pm

Three teenage boys from the Chauncey area are accused of entering the old Chauncey Elementary School and stealing electronic equipment.

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says his deputies received a complaint Wednesday that the Athens Meigs Educational Service, which is housed in the old school building, had been entered.

Several laptop computers and a number of iPads had been stolen.

A deputy at a residence on an unrelated case noticed five batteries laptop batteries and later uncovered the computers.

A 12-year-old confessed that he, a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old had gotten into the school in late December through an unlocked window.

He told officers he planned to sell the equipment on E-bay.

Kelly says the three have been charged with breaking and entering and released to their parents.