Eberwhite School break-in: Teens accused of smashing glass, spraying fire extinguishers
Chris Asadian | AnnArborcom
Ann Arbor police took four teenagers into custody after an early-morning break-in Saturday at Eberwhite Elementary School. The teens are suspected of discharging fire extinguishers along with other vandalism, police said.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the break-in was reported at 2 a.m. Saturday. Officers went to the school, 800 Soule Blvd., after an alarm went off and investigators met school representatives at the scene, Bush said.
Bush said officers saw four to six people running southeast away from the school toward a pocket of woods while doing a check of the building’s perimeter. A chase ensued, and police caught one of the teenagers, she said.
The damage to the school was extensive. The intruders apparently broke out a window on the north face of the building in order to open the locked door from the inside, Bush said. In addition, several screens on exterior windows were removed and there were multiple broken windows on the outside of the building, Bush said.
Inside the building, the teenagers are believed to have discharged fire extinguishers, overturned furniture and broken a glass door, Bush said. In addition, a fire extinguisher was thrown through a glass window, she said.
Police identified the three other teenagers through additional investigation and took them into custody, Bush said.
Because the teenagers are juveniles and have not been arraigned, Ann Arbor police did not released their names Monday morning.
A monetary estimate for the amount of damage done to the school was not immediately available Monday morning.