Five students broke into Paul Laurence Dunbar High School early on May 25, according to Lexington police.
There was no damage to the building or classrooms, but the teens did admit to taking a ream of paper and stickers, police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said. Dunbar principal Betsy Rains said she had no idea why the teens would want to steal paper and stickers.
The five students, all 17, had entered the school through an unlocked window. An alarm notified police that someone was in the building. When officers arrived, the teens attempted to flee, but the officers caught them.
A juvenile court worker — whose official title is a court designated worker — was contacted and told officers to release the juveniles to their parents, Angel said.
Fayette County Public Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall expressed gratitude Monday for the quick police response and said the school district would discipline the students at the start of the next school year.