Five teenagers have been arrested on trespassing charges after they were allegedly caught running around on the roof.
Police said officers responded to NHS just before 5 p.m. on May 3 after getting a report of a group of teenagers running along the roof. A custodian had already detained the teens when police arrived, reported Lt. Robert Harrison, Naugatuck police spokesman.
A group of four 16-year-olds, and one 17-year-old, were taken into custody on charges of third-degree criminal trespass, police said.
The teens told investigating officers they were trying to practice the sport of “free running,” Harrison said. The sport, also known in Europe as “parkour,” is a physical discipline activity that involves acrobatic running and jumping, according to the website AmericanParkour.com.
It’s unconfirmed whether the students arrested were from Naugatuck High School. High school officials weren't immediately available for comment.
No one was injured during the incident, police said. The teens were all released to parents or guardians.
The 17-year-old was released on a promise to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on May 16 and the 16-year-olds are due in Waterbury Juvenile Court on May 15.