Teens Break Into CNN Newsroom To Check Facebook Pages

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Their parents probably didn’t “like” this situation. Francis Mutemwa, 17, and Aldayne Fearon, 18, were arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass after allegedly breaking into CNN’s Atlanta newsroom to check their Facebook pages, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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After driving to the Omni Hotel in Mutemwa’s mother’s red Mercedes, the teens scaled the wall and gained access to CNN’s fifth floor newsroom, where they were discovered at approximately 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said that officers from the Zone 5 precinct — which is also located in the CNN Center — were contacted by CNN security:

They reported that there was ‘someone in their secure area newsroom.’

Jones, who said that the teens initially refused to give their names, but later identified themselves, confirmed that Mutemwa and Fearon were, indeed, engaged on the popular social media site:

“[They were] working on two computers which were not password protected. At the time of their arrest, they were checking their Facebook pages on those computers.

Turner Broadcasting System Inc. released a general statement Friday afternoon to the AJC in response to the unusual incident:

A security incident occurred at CNN Center on Friday morning and was resolved,” the statement read. “It is being handled by the Atlanta Police Department.

The teens were held on $500 and Mutemwa’s mother’s car was towed away at the scene.

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