Guilty pleas on break-in

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS - Francesca Mann

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.

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