SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Three teenage boys were arrested for allegedly trying to steal computers from a high school in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, police said.

The burglary was reported at about 3 p.m. Sunday at the International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St., a small high school that focuses on the study of language, world cultures and global issues.

The call was made by a witness who said he saw three people enter the school through a ground-floor window after climbing up on a chair, according to police.

As officers arrived, they saw one of the boys run out the south side of the building and onto 19th Street toward Wisconsin Street. He jumped over a fence and into the backyard of a home, where he was arrested and identified as a 14-year-old boy, police said.

The boy said there were two other teens with him, and other officers were able to apprehend the pair, a 15-year-old and 16-year-old, after they tried to run out the east side of the building, according to police.

During a walk-through of the school, investigators found muddy footprints in the hallway coming from the room where the boys had apparently come through the window.

The officers followed the footprints to the school’s computer lab where they found four computers that had been damaged by the boys, who allegedly tried to cut cable attachments that secured the computers to the tables, police said.

The boys, whose names are not being released because they are juveniles, were all cited on suspicion of attempted burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest. They were each released to their parents.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Comments (5)
  1. getreal says:

    Name these young felons, or a least name the parents. The paper prints the names juvenile victims but not the juvenile accused of a felony. why not.

  2. Tours Martel says:

    By California State law the authorities are forbidden to name juvenile court defendents. The objective is to give the young perps a chance to reform without carrying the stigma for their entire lives. It’s an act of mercy that is not always rewarded.

  3. Paul Brewer says:

    Put them out into the Japanese current in a leaky boat

  4. E says:

    fire whoever left the dam ground floor window open ie. the teacher or custodian.Sounds like a premeditaded job knew which window convient chair which room and oh by the way some cutters for the cables

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