School trustee Mike Sleeper said in a text message last week that three of the girls paid their share of the more than $5,000 it cost to repair the locks. He was unsure who paid restitution or if the fourth teen had yet contributed.
As a prank last month, four Greenbrier High seniors – Brooklyn Leigh Bella, 17; Elizabeth Sutton Metz, 17; Dynisha Antoinette Clemons, 17; and Kristin Arey Tannehill, 18 – squirted super glue into more than 40 locks at the school. Each was arrested soon after by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and charged with second-degree criminal damage to property.
School officials punished the teens by banning them from the Greenbrier graduation ceremony. They also demanded that the girls pay the cost of fixing the locks before giving them their diplomas or releasing their grades from the second semester.
District Attorney Ashley Wright said last month in an e-mail that her office has the complete case file from the sheriff’s office and will be working on a presentation to a grand jury.