Guilty pleas on break-in
Two children have pleaded guilty to breaking into a Geraldton school, which led to a damage bill in the tens of thousands of dollars.
A 13-year-old boy and a 14-yearold girl appeared in Geraldton Children’s Court on Tuesday when they each pleaded guilty to four charges.
During the break-in at John Willcock College in June, the boy and girl allegedly stole kitchen knives, balloons and cool drink.
They were also accused of damaging school property, including several computers, windows and doors.
The boy was also charged in relation to a fire which damaged books, files and carpet.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Troy Gildersleeve told the court about
$53,000 worth of damage was caused. The girl also pleaded guilty to stealing fake nails in May.
Magistrate Donna Webb ordered victim mediation and requested written and psychological reports.
They will reappear before the Children’s Court in December.