3 teens questioned in Pearl River school burglary

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After two schools in the Pearl River School District were vandalized and one burglarized, police have tracked down three teens for questioning. Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Lincoln Avenue Elementary School on August 4 and found a window popped out. Thieves made off with five portable walkie-talkies, each worth $800 to $900 a piece. Orangetown police say a surveillance tape led them to three teens ranging in age from 14 to 15. Two are from Pearl River, one is from Orange County. Police say the teens are being questioned and no arrests have been made. The Evans Park Elementary School on Marion Place and the Pearl River Middle School on Gilbert Avenue were each sprayed with graffiti. Surveillance video was no help in those incidents. Dr. John Morgano, the assistant superintendent for the school system, says the graffiti was cleaned up immediately. ?We weren't particularly concerned because it wasn't of a racially sensitive nature or anything that would give us great concern. It was kids writing on a wall and we took it off,? says Morgano. As for the teens being questioned, Morgano says the board of education will wait to see if police make any arrests and then will decide on a course of action.

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