Two teenagers were arrested last week for breaking into Caswell Elementary School twice and vandalizing the facility.
Names of the boys, aged 13 and 14, were not released because of a state law protecting the identity of juveniles charged of crimes.
The first break-in occurred at 8:19 p.m. on June 5. A silent burglar alarm went off and the on-call maintenance man responded in time to see the two boys running from a storage room and throwing chemicals. The maintenance man yelled for the two to stop but they escaped. The maintenance man told Officer Jeremy Caron he would be able to identify the juveniles if he saw them again.
Damage to a vent leading to the storage room and over $2,000 worth of chemicals and disinfectants had been thrown around in the room, each bottle bursting like water balloons.
The next day at 2:28 p.m., Officer Caron responded to another silent burglar alarm at Caswell School. This time the kids were caught by him and Officer Kashira Ruiz. The juveniles entered a classroom through a window and scrawled graffiti in permanent marker on the interior doors of the classroom. The maintenance man arrived and recognized the two as the same he spotted in the storage room the day prior.
Both were booked into juvenile hall and burglary charges.