Police spokeswoman Monica Munoz said the San Ysidro High School students obtained a copy of the school's master key and snuck onto campus after midnight Tuesday. They stacked the desks and chairs in the hallway and put several pieces of furniture on a field in the shape of "09."
Their activity triggered motion sensors, prompting the school's alarm company to call police. The school, in a San Diego neighborhood about two miles north of the Mexican border, has about 2,200 students.
Police cited the students who were 18 years old for trespassing, and those under 18 for curfew violation. All of them were ordered to move the furniture back where it belonged.
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A shallow, 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Ocotillo Wells area of San Diego County but there were no reports of injury or damage, authorities said.
Two San Diego police officers shot and wounded in a standoff in the College Area over the weekend are recovering Monday.
High pressure will bring warmer temperatures and shallower marine layer through Tuesday. Overnight and morning low clouds and fog are possible.
In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs have heralded innovations like smartphones and car-sharing. Now, Tim Draper, one of the valley's most successful venture capitalists, wants to similarly shake up the way California is governed by dividing it into three states.
Police searched for a suspected car thief who fled into a canyon in Linda Vista on Sunday afternoon.
A motorcyclist smashed his bike into the rear of a sheriff's patrol car, as the deputy made a left turn, and was killed in Encinitas Sunday.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.