UDPATE: Chesterfield police release surveillance photos of vandals


By Melissa Correa - bio | email
Posted by Sean Van Damme

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Many students say Thursday's scandalous stunt has put a dark cloud over Friday's celebration. The sexual images may have been funny to a few on Thursday but a day later not many are laughing.

"This is how we're going to be remembered and they did not like it," said junior Austin Moore. He says some upperclassmen are upset over the prank that went too far.

"A lot of them weren't here when it happened. They saw the pictures online. And their comments on Facebook and Twitter- they were really mad. They said this is ridiculous," said Moore.

These photos show two young boys hard at work early Thursday morning- doing $5,000 in property damages to windows, walls and the roof. The school system will press charges- the perpetrators face trespassing and felony vandalism.

A juvenile convicted of felony vandalism faces similar punishments to an adult, up to five years in prison, $2500 and paying for the damage. No matter the age a felony conviction would follow the pranksters throughout their life.

At nbc12.com readers weighed in- loretts thinks those involved should pay for damages and do community work.

Slim shady typed- it's a prank people! Glad I don't live in arrestafield.

Another guest said "my child's graduation and four years at Cosby were ruined"

Even with the pending charges and community backlash Moore, is still considering end-of-the-year shenanigans.

"Innocent pranks is what I've heard mainly. I haven't heard anything too terribly bad," said Moore.

Moore's classmates are right there with him.

"I don't know. It depends on if you get in trouble or not," said Blake Akridge.

"We're definitely going to get a better one. But hopefully not do any permanent damage- not get in trouble," said Lauren Reynolds.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or text the code tip699 with the tip and send to 274637 (CRIMES).

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