• Marion County teenagers break into school, attack animals, deputies said


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Two teenagers were arrested for after deputies said they broke into Lake Weir Middle School, emptied fire extinguishers and destroyed property.

    Deputies said they also stole a bow and arrow which they used to attack a sheep kept by students for a school project.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s office said 16-year-old Jacob Morris and 17-year-old Jacob McClain are now facing several criminal charges.

    According to a report, the pair targeted two animals used during agricultural classes and stole the bow and arrow from the Physical Education building.

    They allegedly used it to shoot a sheep in the head and then used a pitch fork to stab another sheep in the neck.

    Officers said they also used a cement block to hurt the animal.

    According to the report, McClain, found the entire incident funny.

    When questioned by deputies, he allegedly continued to laugh and make comments that were off color when questioned by deputies.

    “[It’s] just another wake up message to our families and our parents to know where your children are at all times and know who they are with,” principal Stephanie Callaway said.

    The report also said one of the suspects had a gun in his back pack.

    The teenagers are facing several charges, including burglary, animal cruelty and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

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