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Victorville teen, 16, arrested for commercial burglary after vandalizing classroom

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 16-year-old teenage boy was arrested after he allegedly broke into a classroom and caused extensive damages.

It happened on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the former campus of Cobalt Middle School in the 14000 block of Topaz Road in Victorville.

Victor Valley Union High School District Spokesman Kris Reilly told Victor Valley News, a security guard on patrol heard a loud banging sound coming from inside a building. 

Reilly said the school is no longer operational, but some areas of the campus are used for events and office space for the VVUHSD employee associations.

“The guard said he witnessed the male suspect throwing desks and chairs inside a classroom, causing damage to the facility,” stated Reilly. 

The guard detained the male and female suspects, who are both 16-years-old and waited for a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy to arrive.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said, the male juvenile damaged items inside the classroom, including breaking desks and chairs. The damages were initially estimated to be in the $2500 range.

“He was arrested and booked at the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for commercial burglary,” stated Rodriguez. 

According to Reilly, the female was cited on suspicion of trespassing. 

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