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Fifth student arrested in Greenbrier High glue vandalism

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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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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/17/12 - 03:37 pm
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Final Exams

In one news article, Supt. Nagle said that the four seniors would also lose their final exam exemption privileges and would have to take final exams. Does anyone know whether Nagle reneged on that statement due to pressure (i.e., pleading, whining) from the teachers?

tanbaby
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tanbaby 05/17/12 - 03:44 pm
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i certainly hope not little
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i certainly hope not little lamb....someone needs to teach those "children" a lesson...and i emphasize children because if these girls acted their age, they would not have done what they did...

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 05/17/12 - 04:37 pm
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The four Lockettes ARE taking

The four Lockettes ARE taking their exams...in the administrative offices. And no teacher has done anything except high-five Mr. Seagraves for his actions during this mess.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/17/12 - 04:55 pm
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In addition to any other

In addition to any other punishment, and there should be plenty, I sure hope the students, and/or their parents, are made to pay the full costs for the repairs to the locks.

Fat Sam
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Fat Sam 05/17/12 - 05:29 pm
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I have been following this

I have been following this story for a while and with more info getting out I can't help but wonder how the others (girls) were turned in. Oh I know, they bragged about it. Isn't that the first rule - never talk about it? They could have waited till their HS reunion to let it out that they were the ones - statute of limitations. LOL
All Joking aside - I hope this gets settled as soon as possible for everyone’s sake. They are young, it was stupid, they get punished, let’s move on and stop beating them up. It is out of our hands and into the courts.

Dr. Craig Spinks.Georgians for Educational Excellence
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THANK GOD for Clay, Steve

THANK GOD for Clay, Steve and Charlie.

Frankie-B
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Frankie-B 05/17/12 - 07:26 pm
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Equity in punishments?

These kids were more ignorant than malicious. They probably thought this would be an inconvenice vice destructive. Yes, they should pay for the repairs, yes they should take their finals (everyone should take their finals), but I don't know that they should be denied attending graduation with their peers. The Principal knows best.

So what happened with Westlake underage drinkers who were busted at the post-Prom party (where the mother was arrested). Were any of them Seniors? Are they being allowed to participate in graduation? Is there equity in punishments?

boodroe
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boodroe 05/17/12 - 08:56 pm
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Equity in punishment

Is underage drinking a felony if so the students should not walk with the other kids. The people who vandalized the locks hurt other people the drinking was self destructive though didn't harm anyone but their own brain cells

Fat Sam
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Fat Sam 05/17/12 - 09:10 pm
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They should not walk across the stage

They should not walk across the stage with their fellow classmates as part of their punishment. They did something wrong! And as the grow up this will stick with them and hopefully help them raise their kids to know better. It is a life lesson that not only reaches the 5 kids but the whole school. If they get to walk with their classmates it tells the class that it was not as bad as the adults wanted them to believe.

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 05/18/12 - 05:40 am
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Dad was right.

I was telling my father about this. He's a head custodian at a school up North. He was right about the cost of the locks but he took it a step further. He was hoping they would make them pay for the cost of the employee too. This is not regularly scheduled maintenance. These kids should have to cover the cost CCBOE is going to have to pay for labor charges too.

After seeing what my dad did for a living, I never thought twice about writing on a desk, let alone super glue in a lock! I was more afraid of getting my tail-end whipped at home than any punishment the school could possibly give out!

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/18/12 - 06:22 am
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Mr. Seagraves is a great guy

Mr. Seagraves is a great guy and a fair guy, he was Assistant Principle at Evans when our daughter was there and I always found him to be very concerned with the students. These girls committed a crime and they should have to pay the concequenses of that crime. Mr. Seagraves should stand his ground and not give into pressure and I would be disappointed in him if he did. If I were the girls I would be ahsamed to show up at graduation knowing how I had brought embarrassment and shame on my senior class.

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