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Two minors arrested for elementary school vandalism

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 10:40 AM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Two 12-year-olds have been arrested in connection to vandalism at John Tower Elementary.

The two were arrested for burglary of a building and criminal mischief.

According to police, since the property damage is estimated around $55,000, it is a felony three charge. A third minor was confirmed to be a witness and not an accomplice.

Authorities say the two arrested also attended the school, and they will now go to juvenile detention. The arrests were possible thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip.

Our crews spoke with the district’s superintendent today who has a stern message for those thinking of trying something like this again.

“You hate this for anybody, nobody wins in this situation but we are happy that the perpetrators have been apprehended, we do hope that they do learn from this situation,” said Brad Owen, Burkburnett ISD superintendent. “We also hope that others learn from this situation, and that if it is something that you’re contemplating you just have to understand that cameras nowadays, technology, social media, all of those things, the chances of you getting caught are pretty high.”

Owen said he’d like to thank the Texoma community for reaching out with tips about this crime and wanting to help repair the damages.

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