WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. – Four teens have been arrested in a vandalism spree at Warner Springs High School in east San Diego County that caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage and closed the campus for a week.
Three boys and a girl, ages 16 and 17, were arrested by San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies Monday. They were booked into Juvenile Hall on felony vandalism charges. All are students at the school.
Vandals broke windows, defaced buildings with graffiti, hurled furniture and discharged fire extinguishers sometime before May 3, when the damage was discovered by a maintenance employee. The damage was estimated at $40,000.
The vandalism was significant enough to require a week-long closure of the entire Warner Unified School District complex, which comprises kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms and offices on the same site, Sgt. Carlos Medina said.