Four Students Facing Arrest for Vandalism at Haddam Killingworth High School

Police say three 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old will face charges in incident at high school.


Police are preparing arrest warrants for three 18-year-old students and a 17-year-old student at following today's discovery of vandalism at the school, according to Sgt. Sal Calvo.

Police were called to the school in Higganum around 6:20 a.m. Monday, after a large number of symbols and messages were discovered written on windows and walls at the school.

The vandals used a washable window paint, Calvo said, although he did not provide any further details, including what was written.

The students have not yet been identified. While Calvo could not confirm what led police to the students all four will face charges of criminal mischief, breach of peace and trespassing.

Following the incident, Region 17 Superintendent Howard Thiery confirmed to Patch that state police were investigating vandalism at the school.

"Wooden crosses were hung from the roof, beer cans were hung from some trees and windows and doors were spray painted with random things," Thiery said.

Workers spent the day cleaning up the vandalism.

Check back with Patch for more details.

Retired but interested June 15, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Ok. Let's not argue amongst ourselves. If these "kids" are to understand that there are consequences to any illegal acts, let them be arrested, booked, and stand up in court to answer the charges. Hopefully, they will come away from that experience as the young men that they are and that they must begin sharing in adult responsibility. Sharing the cost will convince them that they "crossed the line". A "prank" should not cause damage or hurt the taxpayers who uphold our excellent HK school system. Thx.
Ed Ricciuti June 15, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I went to a high school that had no schoolyard so, after lunch, we were confined to the floor on which their home room was located. Everyone had to walk the halls in the same direction during that time. Fights in the halls were not uncommon. More than one pocket contained a switchblade. As a 13-year-old freshman, on the first day of school, the 19-year-old next to me slammed the teacher against the blackboard. And this school was considered the "best" one in the city. Given all that. never did I see a student trashing school property. Not much time for that, since many of us went to work as school as school was let out. What we have here in HK is a case of students who so privileged and coddled they do not appreciate what they were given for four years. They are not criminals, just culturally deprived. Perhaps all HK students should have to spend a week in an inner city school so they can realize how lucky they are. Ed Ricciuti
KWmom July 03, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Ed, Now that is an excellent solution!! We raised our kids in isolation it seems. I chose it for the quiet and good school systems but the kids are totally unaware of what they really have here and how lucky they are. We have visited many other states and our kids been exposed to different teen climates . I only wish others could afford to do the same. I would like to see KW parents spend less on smartphones and gas guzzlers and more on educating their kids to the world outside KW. Keep the river....I agree!! If as a kid you had to explain it to my dad you would think twice and advise your friends to be less destructive. It was washable paint, I thought? So what was the damage really? I didn't like the frightening part of addressing certain teachers.
Michael Hayes July 03, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Update: I spoke to state police on Monday and the arrest warrants had yet to be served. We'll publish new information when that happens.
Keep the river front for all of us July 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Were abt warrants EVER served ?


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