Archive for Wednesday, August 29, 2001

McLouth school vandal to remain in state custody through 2001

August 29, 2001

An 11-year-old boy who vandalized and attempted to set fire to the McLouth Elementary School has been sentenced to remain in the custody of the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority through the end of this year.

The 11-year-old, and two other children, an 8-year-old and a 9-year old, gained entrance to the school through a window during mid-morning on April 15.

Jefferson County assistant attorney Vic Braden said the boy's next hearing has been set for Jan. 23.

"The plan is to reintegrate him back into the family home," Braden said.

The family has moved from Jefferson County, Braden said.

In addition to sentencing, the boy and his parents are expected to continue paying restitution to the school at $35 per month.

This payment was set June 25 to cover the school's $500 insurance deductible.

Estimated damage to the school was $9,600, Braden said.

The other two children in the vandalism case have been classed as children-in-need-of-care.

Braden said hearings on these children are confidential.

Although the hearings for the 11-year-old have been closed to the public, a portion of the court records are open, Braden said.

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