Birmingham, AL 10/05/2017
Four juvenile teens between the ages of 13 and 15 have been charged with a burglary of Rudd Middle School.
On October 3, the school resource deputy assigned to Rudd Middle School was called to the office to review video footage obtained from school bus video cameras. During a routine audit of the bus video, it was discovered that three school buses had been started and driven around the school parking lot by a group of juvenile teens.
Using the video footage, school resource deputies were able to identify four teens involved in breaking into and moving the buses. They were found to be students from Rudd Middle School and nearby Pinson Valley High School.
The investigation revealed that the teens had also broken into the school and stolen mobile phones, a laptop, and tablets. The teens also vandalized the school by breaking windows and discharging fire extinguishers.
Deputies were able to contact each of the teens and their parents. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the school.
On October 4, deputies obtained juvenile petitions formally charging the teens with Burglary 2nd Degree, Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle, Theft of Property 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. The teens also face administrative discipline from the school system.
The names of the teens are withheld due to their age.