Police: Teen broke window at old Dowling College site as part of social media challenge

Police say the 18-year-old threw a rock through the window of the shuttered building which sits on an old Vanderbilt Estate.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2023, 9:32 AM

Updated 399 days ago

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A teen says social media is the reason he vandalized Dowling College.
Police say the 18-year-old threw a rock through the window of the shuttered building which sits on an old Vanderbilt Estate.
Police tell News 12 the teen confessed to doing it as part of a social media challenge targeting historic buildings.
Detectives are investigating similar incidents at the location.


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