When one door closes, another door opens and in this case it was on the roof.
Danville Police Lt. Jeff Moule said four male teenagers were spotted by an officer on the roof of Los Cerros Middle School on Friday, June 17 around 9 p.m. The suspects appeared to be trying to gain access through a hatch on the roof.
Terry Koehne, community relations coordinator for the school district, said the four were armed with spray paint and had accessed a custodial locker when they tripped a silent alarm.
The individuals, three adult teenagers and one juvenile, admitted to trespassing and were cited but not booked in jail.
While Lt. Moule said that the school desired prosecution, Los Cerros Principal Phyllis Roach was only made aware of the incident when the Express called for comment.
"A school employee met officers on scene after the guys were detained," Moule said. "He probably just forgot to pass the information on."
The case has been sent to the District Attorney's office and should be returned in 10 days.
"With something like this it's likely that the DA will do something," said Moule, who added that the teenagers will probably be fined.