Six John Jay High School students were recently arrested for illegally entering the school late at night over a weekend. The students, all 17-year-old boys, were charged with third-degree criminal trespassing, a class B misdemeanor.
Four of the students are from Katonah, one is from Goldens Bridge and one is from South Salem.
The Ledger is withholding their names because they are eligible for youthful offender status.
According to state police investigators, the six teens entered the school through an unlocked door late Saturday, Feb. 2, or early Sunday, Feb. 3, just after midnight. Custodians inside the school saw the boys, who then took off running, investigators said.
The teens did not steal or break anything, investigators said.
“It was more just kids horsing around,” investigator Armando Barquin said.
Investigators said school officials identified the teens via security surveillance cameras and contacted the teens, who reportedly admitted that they had entered the school. The teens then turned themselves in to state police.
The teens are due in Lewisboro Justice Court on Monday, March 4. School officials declined to comment on the case, referring the matter to the state police.