Police: Teens broke into Austintown school to play Pokemon Go

Police were called to Austintown Fitch around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday for alarms going off in several of the classrooms

Austintown Fitch High School exterior

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Two teenagers are facing charges after police said they were caught playing Pokemon Go at Austintown Fitch High School after midnight.

Police were called to the school around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday for alarms going off in several of the classrooms. Surveillance video showed two students riding BMX-style bicycles through the school, according to a police report. Police said after reviewing the video further, it appeared that the boys were playing Pokemon Go while recording their trip through the school building on camera.

Officers found the teens at a local “Pokemon Go hotspot,” an area where the location-based game players go to collect virtual Pokemon. The boys were found inside a chapel on South Raccoon Road and taken into custody for breaking and entering and a curfew violation.

Police said the teens admitted to being inside the school building, which they said was unlocked. They were taken to the Juvenile Justice Center on the charges.

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