Fifth student arrested in Greenbrier High glue vandalism

A fifth Greenbrier High School student has been arrested in connection with the May 11 incident in which the school’s exterior door locks were filled with glue.

 

The 15-year-old boy was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday afternoon on a charge of second-degree criminal damage to property, a felony, said Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris in an e-mail.

The student was taken to the detention center by his parents for booking. The name of the Evans resident was not released “based on his age, charge and the fact that he has no prior criminal history,” Morris said.

Morris would not disclose details of the suspect’s involvement in the incident or whether he is related to any of the four female seniors previously charged.

Columbia County school Superintendent Charles Nagle said he was not aware an additional arrest had taken place.

Depicted as a senior prank, the case arose when Greenbrier staffers arrived at school May 11 and found the lock cylinders on 43 exterior doors – including those on portable classrooms – had been disabled by super glue.

School officials suspended senior privileges planned that day and offered a reward for information. Other students provided information that led to the arrests of four girls on charges of second-degree criminal damage to property.

Brooklyn Leigh Bella, 17, Elizabeth Sutton Metz, 17, Dynisha Antoinette Clemons, 17, and Kristin Arey Tannehill, 18, were released after posting $2,600 bonds, officials said.

Nagle said Tuesday that the girls also won’t be allowed to march in Saturday’s graduation ceremonies and will not be allowed to pick up their high school diplomas until they pay the more than $5,100 cost to repair the locks.

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