Reno County Sheriff's Office

Pretty Prairie vandals confirmed as children under 12

April 18, 2019 - 4:51 am

Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder has confirmed the ages of the three of the vandals responsible for nearly destroying the school's band room. Schroeder said the children are eight, 10 and 11 years old

The school district's superintendent confirmed earlier this week that the vandals are students at Pretty Prairie and have been suspended from school. Schroeder said he has no information about a possible fourth vandal. The school said earlier this week that four students were responsible for the vandalism. 

Schroeder said the case files will be sealed because the kids are under the age of 14. He said he cannot speak to whether the children's parents will be responsible for damages if a civil suit is filed. 

Schroeder said once he receives all police reports for the case, he will review them for possible charges. Those could be considered as juvenile offender charges or as a Child in Need of Care case. 

Pretty Prairie school officials and the Reno County Sheriff's Office said the damage to the band room could total as much as $100,000. 

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