Police charge teenager in Bath school vandalism

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BATH — Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday morning in connection with vandalism at the Fisher-Mitchell School.

Following up on several leads, police said they arrested the boy at 10:15 a.m. and charged him with aggravated criminal mischief and burglary.

Police responded to the 597 High St. school at 6:29 a.m. Tuesday after a school employee arrived and found the damage. Large sections of the school were affected, with many items destroyed or damaged.

Schools officials cancelled classes at Fisher-Mitchell on Tuesday while school employees and Bath investigators assessed the damage. Although the total damage was still being determined, police said it will probably amount to several thousand dollars.

The boy was processed at the Bath Police Department and was being held at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland until his initial appearance in court.

Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.