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2 Boston teens arrested for breaking and entering at Jamaica Plain high school

Two Boston teenagers were arrested for breaking and entering after police caught them exiting a Jamaica Plain high school early Wednesday morning, Boston police said.

Officers first responded to Margarita Muñiz Academy, a bilingual public high school at 20 Child St., around 12:55 a.m. Wednesday after a motion alarm was set off in the school’s auditorium, police said.

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Officers then set up a perimeter around the school and checked the building for open doors and windows, eventually finding an open door on the northern side of the school on Carolina Avenue and requesting a K-9 unit to clear the building.

The K-9 arrived and proceeded to sweep the inside of the academy, while officers remained outside looking for suspects exiting the building. A male suspect then opened the Carolina Avenue door, before retreating back into the school, police said.

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Around three minutes later, two male suspects exited through a door on the eastern side of the building leading to a park and baseball field, and officers surrounding the outside of the school apprehended the pair, police said.

The two suspects were identified as Lenny V. Santos and Carlos Felix-Espinal, both 19, of Roslindale. They were arrested without incident and charged with breaking and entering (nighttime).

Ben Thompson can be reached at ben.thompson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Globe_Thompson
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