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

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 12:17 PM
Last updated 9:09 PM
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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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Patty-P 02/29/12 - 03:45 pm
What's this thing with

What's this thing with burglary and teens? At 15 they don't even have bills to pay so why the need to rob people?

AutumnLeaves 02/29/12 - 06:42 pm
Hahaha. They LANDED on the

Hahaha. They LANDED on the investigator (my apologies to the investigator but that is funny!) I'm glad the investigator isn't hurt or sore from the incident. I am also glad the two boys were caught and I hope the experience is a wake up call for them before they end up in worse trouble, they are in bad enough trouble already. I wonder why they were kicking in someone's door, too, at any age and at any time of day. 8am is broad daylight, too! Why weren't they in school?

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