BATH — Bath police  have charged a 17-year-old with aggravated criminal mischief and burglary in connection with widespread vandalism at a local elementary school.

Police say a worker arrived at school at 6:30 a.m. to find glass doors and windows broken, many computers smashed and a trophy case destroyed. They estimate the damage at more than $10,000 though the school is still doing a tally.

Police were able to find the youth late this morning and said his parents cooperated in the investigation.

The teenager, whose name was not released, will be held at the Long Creek Youth Development Center until an initial court appearance.

2:11 p.m.

Bath police are asking the public for information about who broke into Fisher-Mitchell School and caused thousands of dollars in damage.

Police issued a statement today saying that a worker at the elementary school called police just before 6:30 a.m. to report the vandalism.

Police said the school, located at 597 High St., was broken into during the preceding night and large areas of the school were ransacked and items taken or destroyed.

School was called off today while school officials and investigators assessed the damage. Officials say several computers were destroyed, huge plate glass windows were smashed, an office was heavily damaged and graffiti was found all over the walls.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 443-8367.