Eskasoni RCMP has arrested two male youths after a local school was broken into and significantly damaged.
On May 3, 2022, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Eskasoni RCMP responded to a report of a school, on Richard Ave. in Eskasoni, having been broken into earlier that morning. Staff at the school reported that windows had been smashed and the inside of the school suffered significant damage. Staff estimated the total cost of the damage to be in excess of $15,000. RCMP Forensic Identification Services also attended the school to conduct a forensic examination and collect evidence.
Through the investigation, RCMP noted that two people had broken into the school, a 14-year-old male youth and a 13-year-old male youth. Both were located by RCMP and safely arrested.
Both male youths have since been released on conditions and will be facing charges of Break, Enter and Commit and Mischief over $5,000.
The school is expected to be closed for several days as staff works to repair the damage.
The investigation is continuing.
File #: 2022-564200