4 Greenbrier seniors jailed in school prank

 

 

A senior prank landed four Greenbrier High School students in jail Friday.

Columbia County authorities charged Brooklyn Leigh Bella, 17, Elizabeth Sutton Metz, 17, Dynisha Antoinette Clemons, 17, and Kristin Arey Tannehill, 18, with second-degree criminal damage to property, a felony, according to a sheriff’s office report.

They were booked into the Columbia County Detention Center, Capt. Steve Morris said in an e-mail, and were later released after posting bonds of $2,600.

Three of the seniors squirted super glue onto 43 exterior locks at the school, causing more than $4,000 in damage, Morris said.

The fourth girl helped plan the prank, Morris said, but he didn’t specify which one.

The vandalism was discovered Friday morning as school opened.

School officials offered a reward and suspended senior privileges until tips provided to deputies uncovered the four suspects, Morris said. Greenbrier High Principal Chris Segraves said Monday that school system regulations prevent him from discussing any punishment the girls might receive.

Officials had not yet decided whether the girls will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies Saturday, Segraves said.

In January 2006, seven Burke County High School students were arrested when they squirted super glue into the locks of 33 doors and two gates, causing about $3,000 in damages, according to a report from The True Citizen.

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