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WPBF 25 News was at Dan McCarty Middle School as police arrested the teens Monday.
“We received a call from school security, who were monitoring their security system,” Capt. Greg Kirk said.
Police said the teens were seen on surveillance video ransacking a cubicle inside the school.
The director of safety and security for St. Lucie County schools just happened to be monitoring surveillance cameras from his home at the same time.
“That’s how he caught them, sitting at home watching the cameras like we are here,” Mark Woods said.
The school was burglarized a week before, and the detailed monitoring system in place stopped the same result from happening again.
“With the economy the way it is and the manpower shortage, we’d be in a lot of trouble without these cameras,” Woods said.
The number of school break-ins increases every summer, and with surveillance cameras at schools throughout the county, authorities have a message for those thinking of testing the system.
“We’ll get you,” Woods said. “Eventually, we will get you.”