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15-year-old sentenced to Juvenile DOC for February burglary to St. Mary’s School      

15-year-old sentenced to Juvenile DOC for February burglary to St. Mary’s School      

A 15-year-old Centralia juvenile has been sentenced to the Juvenile Illinois Department of Corrections until his 21st birthday for a February burglary to St. Mary’s School in Centralia.

The same juvenile also faces a felony obstructing justice charge for allegedly lying to police in connection with the shooting death of 13-year-old Jaden Lee Krauss of Centralia.  The juvenile is the son of Nicole Kirgan and lived at the home where the shooting occurred.  He had told police several stories on how Krauss had ended up on the front porch of the residence with a gunshot wound to the head.

Judge Marc Kelly handed down the sentence in Marion County juvenile court Monday morning.   The juvenile had already served 30 days detention and placed on probation on prior convictions for possession of ammunition without a FOID card and theft.

At the time of the burglary to St. Mary’s School, Police Chief Brian Atchison said multiple windows were smashed inside the school, desk drawers were ransacked and money was stolen from a deposit bag.   The school had to close for a day for cleanup.

Atchison says the juvenile had also admitted being involved in several other business burglaries.