Students charged with vandalizing school property

April 9, 2009 9:59:15 AM PDT
Three teenagers are charged with vandalizing school property.According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, 16-year-old Tevin Namir Bennett, 17-year-old George Edmund Miller and 16-year-old Gregory Sova are facing charges for their role in the destruction of school vehicles and property.

Investigators say on the morning of February 7, the teens set fire to a bus on fire on the South View Schools campus. Three buses were damaged after the fire spread from the first bus. There also was graffiti on several buses.

It cost more than $85,000 to repair and or replace the vehicles.

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nvestigators say after the suspects set the fire, they drove to Gray's Creek High School and allegedly spray painted graffiti on the school's building and busted out a window to the entrance of the school.

Damage to Gray's Creek was estimated at more than $200.

Bennett, who is a student at Gray's Creek High School, is charged with 12 counts of injury to personal property, 13 counts of misdemeanor conspiracy, three counts of burning personal property and one count of injury to real property. He is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $14,000 bond.

Miller, who is a student at South View High School, is charged with 13 counts of misdemeanor conspiracy, 12 counts of injury to personal property and one count of real property. He is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond.

Sova, who is home schooled, is charged with 12 counts of injury to personal property, 13 counts misdemeanor conspiracy and one count of injury to real property. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant on charges of aiding and abetting assault. He is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $14,000. bond.

Arson investigators say more charges are pending.


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