The 13-year-old boys are eighth graders in the Pepperell school district.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Teen vandals arrested, accused of breaking into high school concession stand

Floyd County police have arrested two juvenile boys they say broke into a high school concession stand and trashed it Sunday night. 

The 13-year-olds are eighth graders in the Pepperell school district, Floyd police spokesman Sgt. Chris Fincher said in a news release Wednesday. One lives in Silver Creek and the other in Lindale, he said. 

The break-ins happened at a concession stand at the Pepperell High School football stadium, Fincher said. 

After the vandals broke into the stand, they tossed around anything they could find, AJC.com previously reported. 

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The break-in was the third of its kind in the past few weeks, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

Authorities previously said the vandals might be the same people responsible for vandalizing Pepperell Middle School on June 14. Floyd police told Channel 2 the boys smashed through a window of the concession stand and then reached inside to open the doors.

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Fincher said a roll-up metal door and the glass doors of four Coca-Cola coolers were damaged in the incident. 

Scotty Hattaway, deputy superintendent of operations for Floyd County schools, said the incident is “like a gut punch to us.” 

About $300 in snacks and drinks were found as a result of the investigation, Fincher said. The teens are each charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal damage to property, theft by taking and criminal trespass, Fincher said. 

They have been released to their parents and are awaiting prosecution in Floyd County Juvenile Court, he said. 

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