Two Verbena students arrested for vandalizing school

Published 5:06 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Two Verbena students were arrested on Feb. 11 after vandalism at the school was investigated by the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office.

The boys—a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old whose names were not released because of their juvenile status—were taken to the Dale County juvenile detention facility after their arrest, Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis said.

The crime, which Davis said included several broken windows throughout the school, was classified as second-degree criminal mischief.

“It met the criteria for criminal mischief second because of the amount of damage done, which was estimated by the school at $1,250,” Davis said.

A school employee who visited the campus that Saturday morning discovered and reported the crime.

Davis said footage from a surveillance camera at the school led investigators to the boys, who were arrested later that day and turned over to Chilton County juvenile probation officers.