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Four teens arrested for vandalizing construction area at Lewis and Clark High School

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Lewis and Clark High School’s message to Spokane photographed at the school on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Lewis and Clark High School’s message to Spokane photographed at the school on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Surveillance video caught four teens vandalizing the new construction area of Lewis and Clark High School early Friday morning.

An alarm was tripped and Spokane police officers were dispatched to the school, police said in a news release.

An off-site security officer pulled up a live camera feed and saw a vandal with a flashlight enter a trailer in the area.

The security officer relayed this information to police. While still on the phone with police, the security guard noticed a second alarm trip, and sawtwo vandals in the construction area where the high school’s new cafeteria will be.

When officers arrived on scene they found four teenage boys inside the construction area. They had taken construction supplies and tagged part of the roof and a wall with green spray paint, creating about $750 in damage, police said.

The boys were arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, third-degree malicious mischief and third-degree theft.

Officers initially took the teens to the juvenile detention center but the jail wouldn’t hold the teens because they had no prior criminal history, police said.

The teens were released to their parents, pending further court proceedings.

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