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2 teen boys arrested for vandalizing Riverside Preparatory School

ORO GRANDE, Calif.  (VVNG.com) — Authorities arrested two teenage boys who vandalized the campus of Riverside Preparatory School in Oro Grande over the weekend.

According to a Tuesday morning San Bernardino County Sheriff’s news release, the crime occurred on the campus located at 19900 National Trails Highway sometime between March 24th and 25th.

Through investigation the suspects were identified as a 15-year-old male juvenile and 13-year-old male juvenile who attend Riverside Preparatory School.

The suspects allegedly spray painted the buildings with black spray paint and also put Super Glue in 30 of the classroom door handles, causing permanent damage.

Both juveniles were arrested and booked at the High Desert Juvenile Hall.

Oro Grande School District officials issued the following statement:

The Oro Grande School District takes pride in our school grounds and we’re committed to ensuring its brought back to its proper state. We had a team of people, including our maintenance workers, superintendent, and some of our bus drivers, working together on the weekend to help paint over the graffiti. We know that providing a safe and attractive learning environment is important for our students and families and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to continue providing that.

Although we cannot comment on the ongoing investigation involving our students, we do take these issues very seriously and will investigate this to its full extent. We’re confident that through working with local law enforcement and by following education code, this situation will be handled appropriately and we can swiftly move forward. There is more serious damage to the doors that were vandalized, but our maintenance department is working diligently to fix them as soon as possible. The full estimate of damage is likely closer to $20,000.

Anyone wit h information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Katie Merrill at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com.

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