2 teens arrested for East Paulding HS vandalism

2:12 PM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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DALLAS, Ga. -- Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a case of vandalism at a Paulding County school.

The suspects, both of whom are 16, were taken into custody at around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to Paulding County Sheriff's spokesperson Ashley Henson. Their names were not released because they are juveniles.

The teens are accused of tagging about 20 areas of East Paulding High School with spray paint early Monday.

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Henson said one of the teens made a full confession, while the other claimed he wasn't involved.

Both suspects were charged with criminal interference with government property, criminal trespass and curfew violation. The criminal trespass charge was levied because both teens were suspended from East Paulding High earlier this year and were not supposed to be on the property, Henson said.

One of the teens was released to his parents' custody, while the other was taken to the Paulding Regional Youth Detention Center. Henson said the suspect who was jailed had accumulated enough points on his juvenile record from previous crimes to be detained.

This is the second case of vandalism at East Paulding High School this year. In March, 24 students were arrested in connection with another graffiti incident at the school. Like Monday's vandalism, that crime was caught on surveillance camera.

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