Two teenagers hailing from West Shore have been arrested after they allegedly smashed windows at a school in Colwood.
In a statement released Wednesday, West Shore RCMP said they were called to David Cameron Elementary school at 675 Meaford Ave in Colwood for a report of windows being smashed at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday August 2.
When officers arrived, a witness gave them a detailed description of the suspect who turned out to be a 15-year-old youth. They were found on scene and arrested without incident.
About an hour later police were called back to the same school for reports of more window smashing. A second 15-year-old suspect was found and also arrested.
According to RCMP spokesperson Cst. Nancy Saggar, both teens were transported to cells.
“Legally we can’t release a youth unless we release them to their parents. So they were held in cells while we were trying to figure out who their parents are and get a hold of them; then they were released when their parents picked them up,” said Saggar in a phone call with Victoria Buzz.
One of the teens has been charged with Mischief while the second is awaiting a similar charge. They are expected to appear in court next month.
The school estimates that it will cost $300 to repair the damage to the windows.
According to Cst. Saggar, police have had prior interactions the teens which means at least one of them is not a candidate for restorative justice and must go through the court system.
Both of them live in the West Shore area.