UPDATE: According to The Denver Channel, three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a Thornton church and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Heartbreaking news coming out of Thornton, Colorado. Burglars broke into a church yesterday, destroying equipment, furniture, and musical instruments.

The pastor responded to the church's alarm. Upon arrival, he spotted three teenage boys running from the scene.

Between the destroyed musical instruments, equipment, and furniture, damages total in the thousands of dollars.

Besides the obvious, why is this crime so disturbing? In my opinion, one cannot calculate the damage when a musical instrument is destroyed. Check out this clip featuring legendary composer/arranger/musician Quincy Jones. As he explains, he did not come from a musical family and was not groomed for a career in the arts. In the video, he details the unusual way in which he first came into contact with musical instruments.

Imagine that - a legendary career launched during a break in. In this case, though, Jones took the high road, and found a way to take this crime and turn it into a positive.

With any luck, the culprits in this crime will be caught, and they'll have the opportunity to turn things around. This is wishful thinking, but... it could happen.

Getting back to the church vandalism, according to 9 News, police spent several hours lifting fingerprints. At this time, no suspects have been named.

Despite the damage, the church will proceed with Easter services.

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