At Colorado’s largest gun shop, Firing-Line, in Aurora, Monday, December 17, 2012, assault rifles are lined up for sale.
At Colorado's largest gun shop, Firing-Line, in Aurora, Monday, December 17, 2012, assault rifles are lined up for sale. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)

Five juveniles are facing numerous charges for allegedly stealing three hunting rifles and a shotgun and stashing them near the athletic fields of Standley Lake High School last week.

Westminster police said Wednesday night that two will be charged with misdemeanor theft by receiving, and the three others will be charged with felony second-degree burglary of a dwelling, possession of deadly weapons-on educational property and interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions.

Two of the boys were identified by Westminster police as 16-year-olds, but the ages of the others were not released.

The discovery of the weapons on campus on Feb. 20 prompted a high-security response and lockout at the Jefferson County school.

Police used trained dogs to help search the campus, and during the sweep they discovered a house in the 9000 block of West 103rd Avenue had been broken into.

The house's back fence borders school property, and police speculated the weapons were tossed over the fence, along with other items from the home found scattered in the area.