9 teenagers accused of stealing $26K from Union HS

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UNION TOWNSHIP -

Nearly a dozen teenagers are facing legal trouble after they were accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Union Township High School.

Police say the nine teenagers on June 29 broke into the school around 1:30 a.m. by allegedly cutting the screen and climbing in through an unlocked library window.

Police say that the teens, who all graduated from the school this past May, started breaking into desks in the main office. Inside one of the drawers was $26,000 in cash from the prom and yearbook collections.

The teens allegedly took the money and also stole an iPad and other school property.

All of the teens’ actions were captured on the school’s surveillance system.

Police say that the $26,000 has not yet been recovered.

It was not immediately clear if the teens knew the money was in the office, or just happened to find it.

News 12 New Jersey reached out to the school district to find out why so much money was kept inside a locked drawer, but the school did not return the calls.

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