New Berlin police: 7 juveniles cited for trespassing at vacant Prospect Hill School

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NEW BERLIN — New Berlin police say citations were issued to seven juveniles accused of trespassing at the vacant Prospect Hill School in New Berlin.

It happened around 2:00 a.m. Monday, August 29th.

Police say they were notified by a concerned neighbor that several juveniles were seen running into the building.

Seven juveniles were located — ranging in age from 15 to 17. Multiple citations were issued for trespassing and curfew. There was an arrest for possession of marijuana.

Police say the school has been vacant for several years and presents hazards and dangers to those who go inside, not just from broken glass, etc. — but potentially from asbestos and mold that exists within the building.

The city recently required the owners to secure all openings with plywood and tamper resistant fasteners to minimize the ability of ghost hunters, thrill seekers, pot smokers, day trippers and adventure enthusiasts from entering, police said.

Police say the building is posted no trespassing and anyone found on the property will be cited or arrested.