5 accused of vandalizing Typhoon Texas, Pflugerville High School

Texas Typhoon vandalism suspects clockwise from left: Matthew Miller, Joshua Lee, Ethan Sofinowski, Darion Alberson, Liam Wallace (Pflugerville police booking photos)
Texas Typhoon vandalism suspects clockwise from left: Matthew Miller, Joshua Lee, Ethan Sofinowski, Darion Alberson, Liam Wallace (Pflugerville police booking photos)

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Five teenagers have been arrested after police said they broke into their high school and then the Typhoon Texas water park earlier this month.

According to police documents, a teacher raised concerns in early April after they noticed damage to a tiny house used by Pflugerville High School students.

When authorities rolled back security camera footage, they discovered that, on Saturday, April 8, around 10:43 p.m., Matthew Thomsen, 17, Joshua Lee, 18, Liam Wallace, 17, Ethan Sofinowski, 17, and Darion Alberson, 18, were making their way into a secured hallway by climbing over barbed wire onto a trash can and then onto an awning up to the roof of the school.

The barbed wire and a metal wall were damaged during their entry into the school. A window and fire extinguisher were also reported damaged, police said.

Around 11:27 p.m., the teenagers were spotted on the footage in the area of the tiny house.

Upon questioning by police, the suspects admitted that, after their time at the school, they made their way to Texas Typhoon and entered through a locked fence. While in the park, they caused damage as they entered prohibited areas and buildings.

According to police, damages at the school totaled $770 and $4,100 at the park.

The teens have been charged with Burglary of a Non-Habitation, a felony.

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