Teens Arrested In Park Avenue Break-In


Two teens have been arrested in connection with a Park Avenue Elementary School break-in.

Camera footage of one of the suspects.

Police officers responded to Park Avenue Elementary School for an alarm on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 10:25 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers were met by a school security employee who assisted officers with the search of the premise.

During the investigation two black males, were observed on surveillance entering the school through an unlocked roof hatch. One of the subjects was observed taking a black handgun from his waistband as they walked through the halls. The subjects fled the scene as they triggered the alarm.

Camera footage of one of the suspects.

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the same day that a police report with camera footage of the suspects was released, two 15-year-old teens, one from New Cassel and the other from Westbury, surrendered themselves to police. The teens have been charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

They will respond to Family Court on Sept. 18.

In a statement, Superintendent Eudes Budhai said the incident has increased security at Park Avenue School, including the installation of key locks on the roof hatches.


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