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Winston-Salem middle schoolers steal teacher’s Jeep, crash into tree, deputies say

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says a group of students stole car keys and cash from a school teacher’s purse before crashing the vehicle they took into a tree.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the FCSO says a suspect took car keys and a purse with cash from the the tote bag of a teacher at Wiley Middle School.

Winston-Salem police spotted the vehicle around 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Hours later, the sheriff’s office says a person driving the stolen Jeep Cherokee crashed into a tree.

The driver fled, and three juvenile passengers were taken to the hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.

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