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Three youths arrested after breaking in to former middle school

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By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro

Three juveniles are under arrest after breaking into the old Woonsocket Middle School and attempting to set it on fire.

Police arrived at the old school on Park Place after the alarm company reported hearing voices from inside the building.

When police arrived they witnessed two of the kids running from the scene, the third youth was found near the school with an injured ankle. He told police he hurt himself while jumping off the fire escape. He was taken into custody and transported to Landmark Medical Center for treatment.

The other youths were found nearby.

Police discovered several small fires smoldering in the bathrooms of the abandoned school as well as a fully discharged fire extinguisher.

The three were charged with Breaking and Entering, Second Degree Arson, Vandalism, and two counts of Conspiracy.

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