According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, both youths are 16 years old. One is a student at BCHS and the other a student of Chattanooga Central High School. SRO Robbie Hair began an investigation last Monday after being notified by patrol deputies about the break-in.
More than $8,000 in property damage was done and $1,100 worth of property was taken during a burglary at the school just prior to the Thanksgiving break, officials said.
Four buildings and two school buses were entered during the burglary, according to Gault’s information.
“They took a John Deere Gator (ATV) and drove around the campus, later crashing into a large tree which damaged one of the axles and headlights beyond repair,” Gault said.
A locker room had also been entered and sporting equipment, electronics and food items, as well as a small amount of cash, stolen.
Gault said some of the property has been recovered.
Two buses were also reportedly damaged.
According to Gault, hearings are scheduled for the two juveniles who have been charged with four counts of burglary, three counts of auto burglary, two counts of vandalism over $1,000, one count of vandalism over $500, and one count of theft over $1,000.