OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two 18-year-old Olympia High School students, Giovanni Hermeyer and Isaiah Brown, appeared in court Friday on first-degree burglary charges.
A 17-year-old accomplice is going through the juvenile justice system. The three are believed to have stolen hundreds of dollars in merchandise from the student store and caused $900 damage to vending machines.
They were arrested after school officials and police determined burglars had made several middle-of-the-night entries into Olympia High School over the previous week. Silent alarms were set, an officer was stationed inside the school, and other units were standing by for the next burglary.
When confronted by officers, Hermeyer and the juvenile surrendered, police said. Brown ran and "was detained after K-9 bit him in the fanny," according to court documents.
The teens have since admitted their involvement and told officers they'd previously tried to enter other area high schools before finding a roof access at Olympia High School.
They also admit brandishing realistic-looking pellet guns to be used for intimidation in case they were confronted.
The two are being held on $25,000 bail.