It could be charged as trespassing in my state. But, unless they did more than merely enter, they probably would not be prosecuted.Young men, 19-20...hanging out on a school playground. 12:30 at night. They see the school building has lights on. The doors are unlocked. They enter.
Either the door triggered an alarm when the lads opened it, or something else they were doing activated the alarm.Police answer an alarm call (no further details known...but an unlocked building should not trigger an alarm)
This is why knowing the state is important. My state has no "B&E" law, so to speak. In CA this might have been trespassing, it might have even been loitering or prowling, but it does not sound like a burglary unless they actually entered with the intent to commit theft or another felony.They are being charged with Breaking and Entering. They did not steal anything. They did not damage anything. Just walked around inside.
Depends on the un-named state's laws.Would that be considered an open public building? Or would it be B&E even though the doors were unlocked and lights on.