A BOY has admitted to burglary and criminal damage at a secondary school.

The Star reported after Rainford High had been forced to close for a day after the vandalism was inflicted during a break-in at the school on the evening of Saturday, November 25 last year.

Police said that officers searched the building and found that several classrooms, lockers and glass windows had been damaged at the school on Higher Lane.

Fire extinguishers had also been pulled off the walls and used to damage toilets and equipment within the school.

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A Merseyside Police spokesman confirmed that a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, both from St Helens, have been charged with burglary and criminal damage in connection with the incident.

According to a court sheet, they have been charged with causing approximately £130,000 worth of damage. 

The girl had already pleaded guilty to the charges in a court hearing held on Tuesday, April 30.

She will appear for sentence at Merseyside Youth Court on Tuesday, June 11.

Meanwhile, the 13-year-old boy made his first court appearance on Tuesday, May 14.

He also pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal damage.

Both defendants, who have been granted conditional bail, will appear for sentencing on Tuesday, June 11.

The youths cannot be identified due to reporting restrictions because of their ages.