Juveniles admit to theft and property damage of over $1,000
KOSHKONONG -- Three Koshkonong students, all juveniles, have confessed to the vandalism and thefts that occurred at Koshkonong School Aug. 15, according to authorities. The three boys are in a juvenile detention center in Mountain Grove.
Items stolen from the school were valued at about $100 and included three basketballs, some baseballs, a bat and miscellaneous items.
School officials said the vandalism at the school was more costly and required work to fix. The contents of a fire extinguisher were released on the gym floor and the fire extinguisher was spray painted. Spray painting occurred in other areas of the school as well.
In all nearly $1,000 worth of damage was done to school property. School officials said some walls had to be repainted and others required a lot of scrubbing with special cleaners to remove the paint. Koshkonong Superintendent Steve Morgan said the students will be disciplined when they return to school.
Also the same night in Koshkonong, the city library, senior center and the Community Betterment Association building were spray painted.
Chief Juvenile Officer Stan Smith of the 37th Judicial Circuit said after the boys are released from the detention center, a detention hearing will be held before a judge. He said the judge will decide if the boys will go back into detention or are released pending a court appearance. He said if released a juvenile usually has some sort of monitoring or supervision.