SVHS Student, 17, Used Stolen Keys to Burglarize 7 Classrooms, Police Say

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A 17-year-old Saucon Valley High School student used two sets of keys stolen from teachers to burglarize at least seven classrooms at the school, Lower Saucon Township Police announced in a news release Tuesday.

Police said they began investigating the student–who as a juvenile is not being named–after school staff observed the attempted sale of a watch that was believed to have been stolen.

According to police, the watch was subsequently determined to have been stolen from a property in Hellertown. That matter has been referred to the Hellertown Police Department, township police said.

In addition to the watch, the 17-year-old was also found to be in possession of a smoking device that tested positive for marijuana, and a laser pointer police say was stolen from a classroom that was entered using one of the stolen keys.

Police said there is video surveillence footage that shows the student entering the room and other locked rooms using the stolen keys.

According to the news release, the incidents happened over a one week period, from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15.

The juvenile has been charged with seven counts of burglary, seven counts of criminal trespass, four counts of theft, four counts of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

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