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Merrick teens accused of breaking into high school

Matt Delucia (L) and Kevin Hassan (R) are accused of breaking into their high school, Nassau Police say.
Matt Delucia (L) and Kevin Hassan (R) are accused of breaking into their high school, Nassau Police say.
Photo Credit: Nassau County Police Dept.

Two teenagers from Merrick were arrested Sunday night after allegedly breaking into their high school and stealing a set of keys, Nassau County police said Jan. 20.

Matt Delucia, 17, and Kevin Hassan, 16, faced a judge Monday after being charged with third-degree burglary. They were both released without bail after arraignments at First District Court in Hempstead.

Detectives said the duo triggered the burglary alarm at Calhoun High School shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday. When a school staffer checked the security system, he found “a male going through a desk” in one of the classrooms, a news release said.

As police officers arrived to the school, they allegedly saw Delucia and Hassan feeing from the building and gave chase. The two teens were caught on nearby Relyea Drive near Charlson Court.

Authorities said Delucia was additionally charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after cops found him with a set of keys that investigators believe he lifted from the school.

A school district spokesperson could not be reached Monday afternoon for comment.

Delucia and Hassan are both due back in court next week.