Thanks to you, 2 teens arrested for Hopewell High vandalism

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-07 22:07:44-05

HOPEWELL, Va. — Authorities are crediting CBS 6 viewers with helping catch two teens who allegedly shot up several school buses at Hopewell High School.

Additionally, the students allegedly hit a walk-up ticket window outside the high school gymnasium three times over the past few weeks.

Officers followed up on a tip and when questioned, two 17-year-old Hopewell High students confessed.

The teens were arrested and charged Tuesday with felony vandalism, trespassing on school property and discharging a BB gun within city limits.

Both were released to their parents.

“This is senseless damage, waste of taxpayers money,”Hopewell SchoolsTransportation Manager Allen Buford said Tuesday. “Two of the buses were hit, in the front windshield. I have to completely replace the windshield, because of the damage, the others I can repair.”

Buford said four buses, some with multiple small holes in their windshields, were damaged.

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