A BOY and a girl who inflicted £130,000 worth of criminal damage on a school premises will be sentenced next week.

The defendants both appeared before Merseyside Youth Court this morning, Tuesday, June 11, for a sentencing hearing. 

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.

The break-in and vandalism happened at Rainford HighThe break-in and vandalism happened at Rainford High (Image: St Helens Star)

A Merseyside Police spokesman confirmed that a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, both from St Helens, were 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 pleaded guilty to the charges in a court hearing held on Tuesday, April 30.

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Meanwhile, the 13-year-old boy admitted the same offences on Tuesday, May 14, also pleading guilty to burglary and criminal damage.

Both defendants, appeared for sentencing at the youth court earlier today.

However, during a short hearing, the case was adjourned until Tuesday next week, June 18.

Both of the teenagers were granted conditional bail until then. 

The boy and girl appeared at Merseyside Youth CourtThe boy and girl appeared at Merseyside Youth Court (Image: St Helens Star)

Conditions of the defendants' bail include not to contact each other or to enter Rainford High, while the girl must also comply with a curfew.

The boy and girl cannot be identified due to automatic reporting restrictions that apply to youth court cases because of their ages.