BALDWIN PARK : 2 Boys Get 5-Year Terms in Robbery of Teacher

Two 14-year-old boys, who admitted to the on-campus armed robbery of a Baldwin Park junior high school teacher, were sentenced in Pomona Juvenile Court to five years in Los Angeles County youth camps.

They are likely to serve one year and be placed on probation for the remainder of their sentence, prosecutors said Thursday.

The March 1 robbery was part of a crime spree by the boys that included a series of commercial burglaries and the theft of two pythons, authorities said. The boys, whose names were not released because of their ages, were initially mistaken for 10-year-olds by the teacher, who was working alone on a Sunday afternoon at Jones Junior High School when she was confronted at gunpoint. The school district responded by banning all such after-hours work.

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