Five children have been identified by the Juneau Police Department as the ones who exploded cans of body spray inside a backpack behind Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School and broke into the school July 26. Though police sought help from the public identifying the youngsters, it was the kids’ parents who ultimately turned them in to JPD.
Five boys, ages 16, 10, 8, 7 and 6, were identified by police as the culprits, according to a JPD Crime of the Week news release. Since all are younger than 18, their names have not been released.
On the night of July 26, the children placed three cans of Axe body spray and one can of Old Spice body spray in a nylon backpack and lit it on fire behind DHMS. The fire caused the cans to explode.
The same group also broke into the school, causing $1,000 in damage to a window, according to the release. The kids pried open a vending machine and took snacks from it. All of this was recorded on surveillance cameras, the release stated. The snack wrappers were later found on the school’s athletic fields.
Police interviews with the boys have either occurred or are pending, the release stated.