School district officials now estimate damages in a weekend vandalism spree at Youngsville High School at nearly $140,000.
In a special meeting held Wednesday, the Warren County School Board was updated on the types and extent of damage and the progress of cleanup work. The new damage estimate does not include the potential replacement values for damaged computers and electronic equipment, nor the costs of cleanup. After the vandalism was discovered on Monday morning, an initial damage estimate of $50,000 was ventured by investigating State Police officials.
Police reported Tuesday that they had arrested three men who are accused of activating fire extinguishers and spray-painting graffiti and pictures in the principal’s office, two gymnasiums, a computer lab, the cafeteria, locker rooms, storage rooms and hallways at Youngsville High School, and in the press box at the school’s football field.
19 year-old Duston Miller, from Youngsville, 18 year-old Tylor Keyes, from Grand Valley, and 20 year-old Derek Gifford, from Greensburg, were charged with burglary, conspiracy, criminal mischief, trespassing and theft by unlawful taking. All three men were lodged in the Warren County Jail with bail for each set at $50,000.