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Two Arrested for Kenilworth Vandalism

Spray painted white power signs, swastikas and homophobic and racist epithets aimed at teachers two weeks ago

Petaluma police have arrested two teens in connection with the Kenilworth Junior High School graffiti incident on February 18 that included spray painted swastikas, white power tags and homophobic slurs aimed at teachers and was described as one of the worst incidents of vandalism in years.

The suspects are a 15-year-old student at Casa Grande and a 14-year-old student attending Crossroads continuation school. Both were charged with felony vandalism and taken to Juvenile Hall Monday. District officials estimated the damage from the incident, which involved 32 separate tags that covered nearly the entire front of the school, at $3,000.

Evidence linking the two teenagers to the crime was found when officers served search warrants to their homes, although police would not elaborate on what kind of evidence was found.

If it's the teens' first offense, they will be fined around $400 each and be required to do community service.

Krista Gawronski March 06, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Seems like a light sentence for such harsh and graphic graffiti!
K.B.F. March 06, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Hopefully their families will punish them as well... At least the guilty were caught!
Audrey March 06, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Glad they caught the people responsible but not so sure the penalty will keep them from doing it again. First offence or not, the penalty should be much more!
Chad M. March 06, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I hope they are required to reimburse the school in addition to the fine...
P.A. March 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM
If these delinquents did $3,000 in damage, why isn't their fine $3,000 ??

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