Boy charged over school burglary

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A teenage boy has been charged over a burglary at a Kenwick school this morning.

The boy also required medical treatment for scratches on his arm, after he was engaged by a police dog.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

About 1.40am, Department of Education security officers who had responded to an alarm activation, requested police assistance at a primary school on Kenwick Road.

Gosnells Police and a canine unit attended and established a cordon around nearby bushland.

Police Dog Floki was deployed and immediately picked up on a scent.

The scent was followed along a fire break trail and into thick bushland.

The canine handler issued a warning to anyone that was present that a police dog would be sent in if they didn’t identify themselves, but no response was received.

Police Dog Floki entered the bushland and engaged a person who was hiding.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested, and it will be alleged he was in possession of items stolen from the school.

The boy has been charged with burglary and commit, and stealing.

He is due to appear in the Armadale Children’s Court on Monday July 8.