Teen Turns Self in For Arlington School Vandalism

Charges expected after damage estimate completed

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 12:03 PM CDT
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Vandals Hit Arlington School

Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News

A teen has confessed to ramming his way into Bailey Junior High School and causing a lot of damage.

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Vandals Hit Arlington School

Joe Bailey Junior High School was hit by vandals on Monday night, but classes will commence as scheduled on Tuesday.
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Arlington police are waiting on a damage estimate before charging a teen with vandalism of a school.

The front doors were smashed at Bailey Junior High School Tuesday morning after someone rammed their way into the school overnight.  Once inside, the vandal(s) destroyed windows and ripped a security camera from the walls.  Glue had also been squeezed into locks and a fire alarm activated.

After news reports of the vandalism aired Tuesday, a teen and former student of the school told his parents that he knew something about the vandalism, police said.  The parents brought the teen to the police station where he admitted to causing the damage.

He was then released into the custody of his parents.

Meanwhile, even though a suspect has been found, the investigation is ongoing as officers continue to gather information.

Crews worked overnight Monday to clean the school in time for the first bell Tuesday.  Classes were not delayed.

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