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Vandalism and Break-Ins

Statutes and Legal Terms

1. Trespassing - Florida Statute (810.097), trespassing upon grounds or facilities of a school is considered any person who does not have legitimate business on campus, or any other authorization, license or invitation to enter or remain upon school property; or is a student currently under suspension or expulsion.

2. Burglary - Florida Statute (810.02), burglary is considered entering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter or remain.

3. Criminal Mischief - Florida Statute (806.13), a person commits the offense of criminal mischief if he or she willfully and maliciously injures or damages by any means any real or personal property belonging to another, including but not limited to, the placement of graffiti thereon or other acts of vandalism thereto.

4. Arson - Florida Statute (806.01), arson is any person who willfully and unlawfully, or while in the commission of any felony, by fire or explosion, damages or causes to be damaged any dwelling, or its contents whether occupied or not or any structure or contents.

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