Three arrested in school vandalism, burglary

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies say two men and a juvenile are responsible for ransacking Belaire High School Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to an alarm at La Belaire Elementary School just before 4:30 am. While en route to the school, school board security observed the subjects moved from La Belaire Elementary to Belaire High. When deputies arrived on the scene they found two of the subjects inside, a third suspect was found on the roof.

There was heavy damage to the school, including broken doors, windows and vending machines. Rooms and offices were broken into and ransacked.  Investigations believe they entered the school through a classroom window that was broken out.

Twenty-two dollars in cash was recovered, along with 5 cell phones, 6 iPods, and a projector that were stolen from the school's office. Damage to the school was in excess of $5000.00.

DeAnthony Lathan, 19, and DyMarco Hills, 18, were arrested and charged with Simple Burglary, Damage to Property, Theft and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.  The juvenile received similar charges. Lathan and Hills also confessed to burglarizing Belaire High and La Belaire Elementary back in March.

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