2 teens arrested after falling through ceiling at Murphey Middle School in Augusta

Two 15-year-olds were charged after police saw them kicking in a door at a Kissingbower Road home Wednesday morning, and they later fell through a ceiling they were hiding in at nearby Murphey Middle Charter School.

Richmond County sheriff’s investigators said deputies were called to the home around 8 a.m., and they saw the two boys breaking down the door. Deputies chased the boys until they lost sight of them near Murphey Middle on Milledgeville Road.

Investigators said the school was put on lockdown while deputies searched the area.

Soon after deputies noticed missing ceiling tiles in a boys’ locker room, the teens fell through the ceiling, landing on an investigator. He was not injured.

The boys, who do not attend Murphey, were charged with burglary, disruption of public schools and possession of burglary tools.

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