LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Six students responsible for breaking into Ida S. Baker High School last month were arrested this afternoon.
Detectives say tips led them to three 16-year-olds and three 17-year-olds accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage to the property.
Surveillance cameras captured images of the six teens cutting through a gate on the northeast side of the school, just before 2:00 a.m. on June 9. Once inside the secured area, the teens managed to free two out of three golf carts, taking them on a joyride around the school’s well-maintained track. As a result of the teens’ actions, the track sustained more than $2,000 in damage. In addition, all three golf carts were damaged: one with approximately $300 in body damage, one with $500 in front end damage, and a third with $100 damage to the ignitition, which the teens were unsuccessful in starting.
All six students were charged with burglary, grand theft, felony criminal mischief and the possession of burglary tools. All six are being processed at the Juvenile Assessment Center.