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Pellet gun used in attempt to shoot out Morris school cameras; 2 students charged

Two students are facing multiple charges after authorities say they were caught on camera damaging Morris Central School.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2018 5:15 PM
Updated: Oct. 4, 2018 11:22 PM

Morris, N.Y. - Otsego County sheriff's officials say two students at Morris Central School vandalized the school and also used a pellet gun to try to disable to the school security cameras, which led to the school being closed for a day.

The students, whose names are not being released because of their age, are both under the age of 16.

The two are charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespass and unlawful possession of a weapon by a person under the age of 16.

Sheriff's officials say the two kids damaged two soccer nets as well a number of screens, and also broke a school window.

The two were captured on security video and once the video was viewed Monday morning, school was then closed for the day in the interest of safety.

Damage was limited to outside property and at no time did the juveniles gain entry into the building.

There is no word yet on the next court date for the two juveniles.

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