JUNEAU (AP) -- Police nabbed two teenagers suspected of causing roughly $20,000 in vandalism to the Dzantiki Heeni Middle School and stealing more than $500 in cash.
Michael D. Johnson, 19, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested around 10 a.m. Sunday in the woods near the middle school. Police were called after a teacher saw the teenagers running from the school.
The teens were charged with one count each of second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft and possession of burglary tools.
Police said the teens are suspects in two other burglaries at the middle school this summer, and at least two other suspects may be at large.
The two boys are accused of breaking into the school through a window and entering 51 rooms by breaking through 28 doors with a hatchet, a hammer and other tools.
Principal Len Morse said several file cabinets also were destroyed, desks were rifled through, and personal items belonging to teachers may have been stolen.
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