A 16-year-old boy and another teen reportedly slipped out of school unnoticed, stole an unlocked car and killed a grandmother in a hit-and-run before at least one returned to school after the ordeal.
On April 25, classes had not begun at Camden High School in New Jersey when the teens sneaked out of the building without any of the school's 11 security guards noticing, Philly.com reported.
After making their exit that morning, the male teens spotted an unlocked silver Cadillac DeVille half a mile from the school, hopped in and started cruising around Camden's streets, police said.
At some point during their joyride the car was reported stolen, and when an officer started following the vehicle, the 16-year-old behind the wheel suddenly accelerated, police said.
As the car took off, it struck 53-year-old pedestrian Tia Walker, who at the time was crossing the street as she walked home after cleaning the house of an elderly relative, according to Philly.com.
The boys abandoned the car at a nearby median, fled the scene on foot and at least one returned to the high school, authorities said.
Walker was transported to Cooper University Hospital where she died the next day.
The 16-year-old boy has since been arrested and charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter among other charges.
It is not clear if the other teen will face charges and neither of their names have been released because they are juveniles.