CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The person who police say is responsible for breaking into Burke Middle School in June has turned himself in.
According to a report from the Charleston Police Department, 22-year-old Christopher W. Perot turned himself in Friday and has been charged with Burglary 2nd degree after he broke into Burke Middle School on June 17.
Officers responded to Burke Middle School, located at 244 President Street, on Sunday, June 17 around 4 p.m. in reference to an alarm, a report states.
Police say smoke was in the air resulting from a discharged fire extinguisher, and an alcoholic beverage was found near the area that the extinguisher was used. There was no fire. Officials say Perot entered the school through a window.
Video from a security camera taken the day of the break-in show two suspects running through the building, vandalizing items, and throwing books and papers, say police.
Fingerprints taken from the Mad Dog 20/20 bottle found at the scene revealed the identity of Perot. Police say they spoke with Perot over the phone on July 5, and Perot acknowledged the incident and agreed to go to the police department this morning at 8 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing as police search for the second suspect.