Teens break into high school because there was nothing else to do, police say

Teens break into high school because there was nothing else to do, police say

Police say Owen Shearman (L) and Christopher Fetterman, both 19, broke into Windber High School, stole lab equipment and sprayed a fire extinguisher through the building because, "There was nothing to do in this town." Photo: Somerset County Jail

WINDBER, Pa — Two 19-year-old suspects told police in Windber, Pennsylvania, they broke into a high school, stole equipment and sprayed a fire extinguisher throughout the building because “there was nothing to do in this town.”

Owen Shearman and Christopher Fetterman were arrested early Sunday morning.

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According to WJAC, security footage from the school shows Shearman throwing a propane tank through a school window to push open the door.

Officers recognized Shearman in the video due to his involvement in an earlier crime, because he wore the same clothes, WJAC reported.

Police said the pair sprayed the fire extinguisher and stole several Chromebook laptops and chemistry beakers and scales.

Investigators found Shearman at Fetterman’s house, where Fetterman confessed to the crime.

WJAZ reported that when Shearman was arrested, he admitted breaking into the school because "there was nothing to do in this town."

Police were able to recover all of the stolen equipment and the school is working to repair the damages.

Both men face several charges including burglary, criminal mischief and theft.