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3 Hernando teens accused of vandalizing coach's room

SPRING HILL — Three teenage boys are accused of breaking into Fox Chapel Middle School and gluing several items in a coach's room, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

The boys, who are not students at the school, each face charges of burglary and criminal mischief. They were arrested Monday at Central High School and taken to the Hernando County Jail. The Department of Juvenile Justice later advised that the boys should be released.

According to the arrest affidavits, the teens went to Fox Chapel on Sept. 4 and entered the school grounds. One climbed onto the roof of the school's gymnasium by standing on a picnic table and the other two climbed a wall on the northeast side of the building.

From there, the report said, the boys jumped from the roof and found an unsecured door that leads to the boy's locker room.

The teens are accused of entering the coach's room, where they glued the telephone receiver, a computer mouse, several school jerseys, a microwave oven and a refrigerator.

According to the report, the boys also found tubes of ointment and filled a coach's hat, and shoved the whole tube into the VCR's opening.

One of the boys had targeted a coach at the school because he was upset over an incident last year, the report said. The coach no longer works at the school.

Authorities say all three boys admitted to the vandalism.

Total damage is estimated to be about $500.

3 Hernando teens accused of vandalizing coach's room 09/14/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:12pm]
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