4 girls could face felony charges after vandalism at Mendenhall River school

Four girls, ranging in age from 9 to 11, could be facing felony criminal mischief charges after they allegedly broke windows at Mendenhall River Community School on Saturday.

The Juneau Police Department received a report stating a teacher at the school caught the girls committing vandalism. An investigation revealed the girls broke seven windows to seven classrooms, according to a release from JPD. After entering the classrooms, the girls caused further damage, the release states. The damage is estimated to be more than $5,000.

The girls, ages 11, 11, 10 and 9, were released to their parents. The case will be forwarded to Johnson Youth Center for consideration of charging the girls with third-degree criminal mischief, a class ‘C’ felony, the release states.

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