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Teens Convicted in Fairbanks School Vandalism and Thefts

By Shannon Riddle, Weekend Digital Producer
Published On: Mar 22 2014 04:50:23 PM AKDT
Teens Convicted in Fairbanks School Vandalism and Thefts
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Two of three teenagers charged with theft and vandalism at a Fairbanks elementary school have been convicted and sentenced.

After pleading guilty to charges of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief damages, Mason Bizzarro was sentenced to 45 days in jail, as well as restitution of the $10,000 in damage to Two Rivers Elementary School, and $7,000 of stolen electronics. Co-defendant Wesley Phillips was also similarly sentenced in August of 2013, after agreeing to a plea deal.

Both 18-year-olds were tried as adults for the May 2013 burglary, while the third suspect, who is only 14 years old, is being tried in juvenile court.

All three were identified after troopers released school security footage showing them climbing to the roof and leaving with several items.

According to court proceedings, Bizzarro apologized to the court and the Two Rivers school community following his sentence.