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Teen vandalized Arlington junior high, police said

ARLINGTON -- A teenage boy who once attended classes at Bailey Junior High smashed windows and glass doors, damaged at least one security camera and ransacked the inside of a portable building at the school early Tuesday, Arlington police said.

The boy, whose name and age were not released, was taken to a police station by his parents after he told them that he knew something about the vandalism, police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said.

While being questioned by officers, he acknowledged that he had done the damage, Richard said.

He was released to his parents as the investigation continues, she said. Detectives and school district officials are working on a damage estimate.

The Arlington Fire Department received a fire alarm at 3 a.m. Tuesday from the school, 2411 Winewood St.

Police Sgt. Christopher Cook said that when officers and school security officers checked the building, they found the damage.

School was held as scheduled Tuesday.

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