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81 school doors glued in Macon

MACON, GA. — The keyholes to more than 80 exterior door locks at Howard Middle and Howard High schools were glued shut earlier this month as part of a senior prank, and repairs will cost about $10,000.

School custodians found the vandalism when they arrived at school May 2 and couldn’t get inside. A campus police officer subsequently identified one of the students from a surveillance video, and that student later confessed, leading authorities to the other students, a school employee said.

School system officials couldn’t say whether the five male students – ages 17 and 18 – were charged or disclose their identities or punishment because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

The Bibb County jail didn’t have a record of the students’ arrest.

The students’ families have agreed to split the cost of the repairs.

Man hits window, bleeds to death

ATHENS, GA. — Author­ities say an Athens man bled to death after punching out a window at a former girlfriend’s apartment.

Police say they found 37-year-old Elmario Rayshawn Griffith bleeding profusely from his arm shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported that Griffith was still conscious, but would not tell officers what had happened.

Investigators determined that at some point during a dispute with the former girlfriend, Griffith punched a window and severed an artery.

He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he later died.

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