- Associated Press - Saturday, February 4, 2017

NIXA, Mo. (AP) - Four people are accused of burglarizing and vandalizing their southwestern Missouri high school.

The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/2l8zX9M ) reports Christian County prosecutors have charged the suspects - two of them age 19, two of them 17 - with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of theft and institutional vandalism.

Authorities allege that three of the defendants climbed onto Nixa High School’s roof early on Nov. 5, entered through a hatch and opened a door for the fourth defendant.

Investigators say the suspects broke open a copying machine’s toner cartridge, spewing the floor and tables with black powder. The four also allegedly emptied two fire extinguishers and allowed milk to spoil by leaving a cooler door open.

The burglary count is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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