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Man arrested after alarm summons police to Kitchener school for break-in

A man in handcuffs. Getty Images

A man was arrested following a break-in at a school in Kitchener over the weekend, according to Waterloo regional police.

They say an alarm went off at a school near Weber Street and Jackson Avenue on Friday at around 6:30 p.m.

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Regional police do not generally provide names but Eastwood Collegiate Institute is the closest school to that intersection.

Officers conducted a search of the school where they found a man and arrested him.

Police say a number of items were damaged during the break-in including interior doors, electrical equipment, and vending machines.

A 39-year-old man is facing a number of charges including breaking and entering, mischief under $5,000, mischief over $5,000, and theft under $5,000.

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