Student accused of breaking into high school | Crime
A 15-year-old Newport boy has been charged with breaking into the high school.
The teen, who has not been identified by police because of his age, is charged with commercial burglary, theft of property and criminal mischief.
According to Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport Police Department, the arrest follows the June 6 break-in.
When officers arrived at the school, they reported seeing a someone flee on foot. Police were unable to capture the suspect; however, they found evidence that linked the suspect, who is a student, to the crime.
Investigators say the suspect entered the school through a window in the junior high then broke out windows in both the junior and senior high school principal offices. Officers found a plastic bag which contained some of the school property outside one of the doors, Weatherford said.
One June 11 officers located the teen and took him into custody. He was later taken to the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville where he is awaiting his next court date.
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