Around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, two teenagers were arrested on the fifth floor of the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. They had allegedly broken into the building and were in the process of checking their Facebook pages when they were caught.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that — according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones — CNN security contacted authorities to report that there was "someone in their secure area newsroom" on Friday.
When officers arrived, they discovered 18-year-old Aldayne Fearon and 17-year-old Francis Mutemwa. According to Jones, the teens appeared to have climbed over a ledge in order to gain access to the CNN newsroom before beginning to use two computers.
"At the time of their arrest, they were checking their Facebook pages on those computers," says Jones.
We have reached out to Turner Broadcasting System as well as the Atlanta police department for further information about the incident. In the meantime, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains that a statement released by Turner Broadcasting Systems on Friday afternoon simply stated: a "security incident occurred at CNN Center on Friday morning and was resolved. It is being handled by the Atlanta Police Department."
According to the Fulton County Jail website, both Fearon and Mutemwa appear to have been released on Saturday. They were charged with criminal trespass.
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