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Youth charged for vandalizing school

Web posted on March 30, 2020

A youth has been charged following a break and enter and mischief at Mitchell District High School.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday March 27 2020, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an alarm at the Mitchell District High School on Frances Street, in the Municipality of West Perth. Police discovered that someone had smashed the glass in a door to gain entry into the building, and additional damage was found inside.

When police arrived on scene moments later, one youth was located hiding inside the school. The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), was arrested and charged with:

  • Break and Enter CC 348(1)(a)
  • Mischief Under $5000 CC 430(4)

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, to answer to the charges.

The Perth County OPP is committed to public safety and crime prevention. Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.