An 18-year-old man was arrested after police said he was one of three people trying to break into East Windsor Middle School early Friday morning.
Officers were called to middle school around 1:20 a.m. after a burglary alarm.
Upon arrival, officers reported hearing “voices and footsteps” inside the building. That’s when they saw three males, one on bicycle and two running, fleeing the scene and heading into some woods.
Officers were able to arrest Windsor resident Caleb Newburry. Even with K9 unit, police were unable to track down the other two suspects.
Police determined that Newburry and others climbed onto the roof of the school and “threw 27 metal drain covers off of it onto the ground damaging them.”
After getting inside the school through an unsecured door, police said the suspects “damaged equipment.”
Newburry told police that they were bored when they caused the damage to the school, but he did not release the names of his friends to investigators.
"They're bored??? They need something to do to keep them entertained...you know what I mean. Get a hobby," Tim Shelton, of East Windsor, said.
Newburry was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass. He is expected to appear in Enfield Superior Court on Aug. 18.
The superintendent of schools said they will now be reviewing their lockdown procedures to make sure every door in the building is secured.
Many now are hoping those involved are punished.
"They should be responsible for rebuilding and fixing whatever they did,” Sonja D'Amato, of East Windsor, said. “They have to be accountable for their actions."
Anyone with more information about this incident or the possible suspects is asked to call with East Windsor Police Department at 860-292-8240.
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