Thursday, September 07, 2000

Vandals get probation, must pay $80K for damage




By Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer Contributor

        TRENTON — Three boys who vandalized Babeck Elementary School earlier this summer won't go to the juvenile detention center for their crime unless they violate terms set out Tuesday by Butler County Juvenile Court Magistrate Mike Braun.

        The boys also won't know whether they will be allowed to attend classes at Edgewood Middle School until their parents speak with school officials this week.

        The two 11-year-olds and one 12-year-old pleaded “true” — the equivalent of guilty in adult court — to juvenile charges of breaking and entering and vandalism, both felony offenses in adult court. After imposing a 90- day sentence in the juvenile detention center, Mr. Braun told the boys he would stay the sentence and put them on probation.

        He ordered them to pay restitution, complete 80 hours of community service by year's end and not have any contact with one another. Their parents must check to see whether their insurance will help cover the $80,000 in damage done June 24.

        Whether they return to Edgewood Middle School is up to school officials, said Rob Clevenger, director of court services.

        “They were disciplined,” Edgewood Superintendent Dale Robertson said Wednesday. “Our intent is to meet with their parents before deciding what to do next.”

        Every classroom in Babeck, which was undergoing expansion and remodeling at the time, was damaged. About a dozen new windows were smashed, fire extinguishers discharged, graffiti spray-painted, furniture overturned, and floor patching material was poured into new heating/cooling units. Electronic equipment was damaged.

       



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