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Man accused of vandalizing school

Joseph Howell

North Kingstown police have charged a man who was caught on camera inside Davisville Middle School in the middle of the night.

Joseph Howell, 27, of North Kingstown, was arraigned Thursday on one count of breaking and entering and one count of vandalism.

Police say surveillance video showed Howell inside the school early Monday morning. He was carrying bolt cutters and wearing a white mask.

Police said there was extensive damage to school department equipment and the building.

Investigators said Howell was not specifically targeting the school, students or staff. They called it a random act of vandalism.

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