Student charged with stealing from cars at Triad High

News-DemocratDecember 19, 2013 

— A high school student faces felony charges after police arrested her allegedly breaking into cars at Triad High School.

Kaylee Coleman, 19, of Troy has been charged with five felony counts of burglary. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, she was observed attempting to enter cars in the parking lot early Wednesday morning.

Sheriff's deputies were watching the lot on Wednesday because four vehicle burglaries had been reported the day before. A sheriff's deputy reported seeing Coleman, who is a student at the school, attempt to enter several cars and enter one unlocked car before walking into the school.

Police searched Coleman's car and allegedly recovered several items that had been reported stolen.

Triad Superintendent Leigh Lewis confirmed that there was no connection between Coleman's arrest and the subsequent lockdown at Triad High School. Coleman's arrest took place early in the morning; the lockdown, which was spurred by a potential threat, took place between 1:15 and 2:20 p.m. Lewis said the two events were "completely unconnected."

Coleman is currently in custody at the Madison County Jail. Her bail was set at $50,000.

Contact reporter Elizabeth Donald at edonald@bnd.com or 239-2507.

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