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RHHS vandals arrested

Four teens being charged for two break-ins in one week at school

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POSTED: July 2, 2013 3:11 p.m.

Four teens are facing charges after Richmond Hill High School was vandalized twice last week, according to police.
The most recent incident occurred Sunday, when two 14-year-old boys were allegedly caught on security cameras inside the school writing on walls and breaking windows.
The teens got into the school through the roof, authorities said, and the damage could cost thousands of dollars to repair, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.  
On June 25, two 15-year-old boys were caught on camera damaging two skeletons used in RHHS’ medical pathways program, RHPD said, estimating the damage at $3,000. The two teens got into the building by entering an unlocked door.
Nothing was taken in either incident.
Richmond Hill Police Sgt. Cpl. Susan Willis said in a press release the cases were closed-by-arrest in less than 24 hours and “the actions of these juveniles will likely result in them no longer being eligible to attend school in this county.”
The charges could also lead to time in juvenile detention, “reimbursement for damages by parents and countless hours of community service,” she said.
“In each incident, the juveniles were not categorized as having criminal backgrounds,” Willis said.
“The Richmond Hill Police Department cannot stress (enough) the importance of parents being well informed of their children’s whereabouts and explaining the repercussions for such reckless actions.”

 

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