2 arrested for breaking into Heritage Elementary School in Liberty Township

LIBERTY TWP., Ohio -- Two people were arrested early Wednesday after deputies spotted them inside a Butler County elementary school.

Sheriff’s deputies say they spotted Kavon Selehi, 18, and a juvenile inside Heritage Elementary School in Liberty Township at about 2:30 a.m. while they were investigating a security alarm that had gone off inside the building at the time.

The suspects ran away from the school on Hamilton-Mason Road when they noticed the deputies in the area. But deputies used a K9 unit from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office to find them.

One of the suspects was located at his residence, the other was found hiding outside nearby.

“My deputies did an outstanding job catching these guys quickly,” said Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones. “The bad guys went to jail and the good guys won.”

Both of the suspects are charged with breaking and entering.

Investigators haven't determined why the suspects were inside the school. More charges could be filed if it’s determined something was stolen or damaged.

The sheriff's office is following up on the matter.

Students at Heritage Elementary School, part of the Lakota Local Schools system, don't go back to school until Aug. 21. Teacher workdays begin Aug. 18.

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