Boston teen arrested for school vandalism

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BOSTON — A 16-year-old has been arrested on vandalism charges after allegedly spray-painting a school in Roxbury, Boston Police Department officials said Thursday.

Officers from the Anti-Crime Unit of District B-2 were dispatched to the area of 35 Brookford Street at about 12:56 p.m. following reports of vandalism in progress.

Boston Police Operations had provided a description of two males seen spray painting the walls.

Upon arrival, the officers found two individuals matching the provided description inside the fenced play area of the school, along with fresh graffiti on a wall and staircase.

A can of spray paint was discovered in the backpack of the 16-year-old, police said.

The teenager was arrested and charged with damage to property by graffiti, destruction to a schoolhouse, and trespassing.

He is slated for arraignment in Roxbury District Court.

The second individual was issued a summons for trespassing.

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