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UPDATE: Two students suspended after vandalizing Ooltewah neighborhood

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OOLTEWAH, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Two Central High School students have been suspended, according to the school's principal.

The two are accused of vandalizing an Ooltewah neighborhood, the Hamilton on Hunter subdivision, spray-painting graffiti and obscene words on mailboxes and cars.

Both were summoned to court on the vandalism charges.


PREVIOUS STORY:  Ooltewah neighbors are upset after several homes were vandalized in a neighborhood.

It happened Thursday night, and some homes still need to be cleaned up.

"I walked out Friday morning to get the paper and neighbors all around were kind of outside looking at things,” recalled Randy, who is a neighbor.

Randy, along with several neighbors, were looking at damage to their property.

"I had noticed with spray paint four letters on the back of my white van," Randy explained.

Just drive down White Tail Drive and you can't miss it. Black spray paint covers the vandalism in the road. Mailbox after mailbox, cars, a garage door, and even a police cruiser were all vandalized, spray painted with obscene words and drawings.

One neighbor even claimed all four tires were slashed on his car.

"That’s not a prank,” urged Randy, “This is personal damage. They need to be held accountable."

Deputies said the school resource officer at Central High School found two students with spray paint Friday.

They were not arrested, but charges are pending in juvenile court.

Neighbors tell Channel 3 police told them the juveniles' parents offered to pay for the damaged property. However, some neighbors tell us they plan to press charges.

Some said they want the all the damage paid for and for the students to be held accountable.

"In some form or fashion,” Randy said, “Community service for every house that was damaged, that would suit me!"


PREVIOUS STORY: Charges are pending against two Central High School students accused of vandalizing an Ooltewah neighborhood.

Investigators with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said it happened in the Hamilton on Hunter subdivision overnight on Thursday.

Officials say that four cars, one home, several mailboxes, street signs, and the road were spray painted with obscene words and drawings. A CPD cruiser was also vandalized.

Deputies said the school resource officer at Central High School found two students with spray paint on Friday. The teens have not been arrested, but charges are pending in juvenile court.

Those charges could include vandalism and obscene material.

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