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3rd arrest made for school vandalism

June 18, 2012

LAKE PLACID - A third teenager has been arrested in connection with a recent incident of vandalism at the Lake Placid Middle-High School.

Village police arrested a 17-year-old male from Wilmington, whose name has been withheld due to potential youthful offender status, at 12:10 p.m. Friday. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass, both misdemeanors.

On the morning of June 7, custodians at the middle-high school reported to police that vandals had broken into the building through a side door and proceeded to randomly throw eggs, milk and flour on all three floors of the building. The resulting mess forced school officials to delay classes by an hour and schedule an additional day of classes the following week.

The 17-year-old from Wilmington damaged "an exterior door lock mechanism" before he and two others entered the building, police said.

A 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male, both of Lake Placid, were arrested last week and charged with third-degree criminal trespass. Their names have also been withheld due to potential youthful offender status.

Nothing was stolen and the building didn't sustain any significant damage after it was cleaned up, according to police, although several ceiling panels had to be replaced.

The teen from Wilmington was processed and released to appear in village court at a later date.

Contact Chris Morris at 891-2600 ext. 25 or cmorris@



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