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Northland high school vandals in custody, police say

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Two 16-year-old boys are in custody in connection with $30,000 in damage at a Northland high school.

Platte City police Chief Carl W. Mitchell said the two boys broke into Platte County High School and caused significant destruction.

The two boys are students at the high school.

"Two search warrants have been served and numerous stolen items have been recovered from their homes and a wooded field in Platte City," according to a news release from Mitchell.

Criminal charges will be filed in juvenile court, which means their names would not be released.

Surveillance video showed the two vandals wore hooded sweatshirts and masks when they entered the school during the early morning hours of Monday. At times, they were seen carrying two backpacks plus two duffel bags with them through the building.

It is believed they broke a window on the building's roof and entered the school's computer lab. They used a hammer to force their way into the computer room. After taking items, the two then vandalized the computer lab, deputies said.

Among other things they vandalized was the school's phone system, three vending machines and administrative offices, including the assistant principal's office. There was also graffiti inside the building.

They looted and destroyed items throughout the building. Items were also stolen and the vending machines raided.

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