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4 children accused of causing $100,000 in damage at a Lewiston school

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Janet Beaudoin Lewiston School Committee Ward 2 Representative
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Vandalism at the Gov. James B. Longley School in Lewiston.
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Janet Beaudoin Lewiston School Committee Ward 2 Representative
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Vandalism at the Gov. James B. Longley School in Lewiston.

Lewiston police have charged four juveniles with felony counts of burglary and aggravated criminal mischief in connection with a vandalism incident that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to the Gov. James B. Longley School.

Police says the four youth, a 10-year-old, two 12-year-olds, and a 14-year-old, were identified through in-school and city camera footage.

In a letter to the school community, Lewiston School Superintendent Jake Langlais says every unlocked room on the first floor was "turned over" with paint used to deface floors and walls; bathrooms damaged, office furniture and other equipment "toppled, destroyed or covered in debris and paint."

Langlais says the level of damage is "heartbreaking" but he says the school department will be working with its insurance provider to determine what can be covered.

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Janet Beaudoin Lewiston School Committee Ward 2 Representative
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Vandalism at the Gov. James B. Longley School in Lewiston.