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Teen charged with break-in at Fayetteville elementary school

Posted January 16, 2018 5:21 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville teenager was arrested Monday after he was caught breaking into Montclair Elementary School, authorities said.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were preparing to enter the building when Bryce McNeely, 16, of 675 Wiltshite Drive, exited carrying a book bag that contained a lock pick set, two iPads and a proxy hall pass.

Upon entering the building, deputies saw McNeely had kicked in several interior doors to gain entry to the classrooms, where he removed the iPads and hall pass.

McNeely was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and damage to property.

He was being held under $4,000 secured bond.