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Arrests made after multiple Amphitheater schools vandalized

Posted at 4:56 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 22:26:31-04

Detectives identified and arrested three suspects after four Amphitheater schools were vandalized.

The suspects have been described as a 12-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy, and a 15-year-old boy.

According to Tucson police, all three suspects were arrested and booked into the Pima County Juvenile Corrections Center.

They were arrested on the following charges: one count of burglary in the third degree, one count of aggravated criminal damage, and one count of arson of an occupied structure.

According to Director of Communications Amy Sharpe, Amphitheater Middle School and Prince Elementary School are two schools that were significantly damaged.

The vandals caused significant damage to the shared middle- and elementary- library by setting a fire, destroying computers and other equipment, and smashing in nearly 40 windows around the AMS and Prince campuses, said Sharpe.

Staff and students will not have access to the library for 8 weeks while crews work on repairs.

Amphitheater High School and the Rillito Center were the other two schools who were also vandalized.

TPD is continuing to investigate. If you have any information, call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

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