Harker Heights Police arrested four teenagers involved in a burglary at Union Grove Middle School shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, Chief Deputy Phil Gadd confirmed by phone.
Officers were first dispatched to the building after off-site security personnel notified police that individuals were seen forcing their way into the locked school.
When police arrived, they found a vehicle and detained two teens who were inside. Police then entered the school and arrested a third teen in the building -- catching a fourth who was trying to exit.
Killeen Police brought their K-9 units to help Harker Heights Police search the building for more suspects, but none were found.
In a press release from Harker Heights Police, detectives said there was a link between Friday's burglary and other recent school burglaries in the Killeen area. Police are currently trying to determine appropriate charges for the four suspects, who will not be identified until they are formally charged.
In a statement, Killeen ISD said it "would like to thank the Harker Heights Police Department and the Killeen Police Department for their assistance and support with this matter."
If you have information about the burglary or any other recent burglaries, please contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254-953-5400 or call Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477. You may also submit an anonymous tip online by clicking here.
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