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Police: Student stole key, snuck into Springboro High School in middle of night to cheat on test

Posted at 8:48 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 17:25:49-04

SPRINGBORO, Ohio -- A 17-year-old student said he stole a key to Springboro High School and snuck into the building in the middle of the night so he could cheat on a test.

The Clearcreek Township teen was caught twice and escorted out of the building both times by “janitorial staff,” Officer Aaron Nicely reported in court documents. The teen first entered the building about 1:15 a.m.

The high school had to be closed for the day while police investigated and the school locks were changed.

The teen was charged with breaking and entering, inducing panic, theft and criminal trespassing. He is scheduled for a detention hearing Friday in Warren County Juvenile Court.   

Buses arriving in the morning had to turn around and take high school students home. As a result, elementary school buses ran late, and all elementary buildings were on a two-hour delay. Morning kindergarten and preschool were canceled.

In a statement, school officials apologized for the inconvenience closing school might have caused.

"While a staff member was aware of this incident earlier this morning, at approximately 1:52 a.m., Springboro Schools administrative staff was not made aware until close to 6:20 a.m. We apologize for this gap in response, and ensure you that this situation will be remedied."

The student took the key from an “unknown staff member.”