PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two juveniles and one adult in connection to vandalism at Galvez Middle School in Prairieville, LA.
Late Wednesday night, deputies were conducting foot patrols around the school because vandalism that happened the night before. Deputies found that three buildings had been broken into and numerous windows had been shattered. Investigators say the trio dumped buckets of paint on floors, broke monitors and vending machines and sprayed fire extinguishers on lockers and in hallways.
"This is not just criminal mischief. These folks will be charged with burglary, entering and remaining, certainly criminal mischief and we had one adult involved with this with two juveniles. Certainly disappointing," said Lt. Colonel Bobby Webre.
Deputies say that there was also damage to the school's computer server and several surveillance cameras.
During the foot patrol, deputies came across the adult suspect. It was later determined that two juveniles were also involved in damaging the school property.
Khrystopher Landix, 18, of Prairieville, was arrested and charged with three counts of simple burglary, 37 counts of simple criminal damage to property, seven counts of criminal mischief, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where his bond has not yet been set.
A 14-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with three counts of burglary, 33 counts of damage to property, and three counts of criminal mischief.
A 12-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with three counts of burglary, 33 counts of damage to property, and three counts of criminal mischief.
Both juveniles were booked into the Assumption Youth Detention Center.
"It seems to happen every year, maybe not to this extent to where somebody may have an idea of trying to make sure school doesn't start at a certain time, it never works and we think it's unfortunate," said Webre.
Ascension Parish School Spokesman Johnny Balfantz says teachers and administration at Galvez Middle were sad to see the damage but will not let the setback slow them down.
"Let's do some cleanup. We brought some people in to help them and they're still excited. We talked to some teachers today who say it's unfortunate but we're going to get back in there and clean it up and we'll be ready to roll," said Balfantz.