Six Milford School District students are facing eight felony and 15 misdemeanor criminal charges in Clermont County Juvenile Court following a recent vandalism spree.
According to Miami Township Police High School Resource Officer Kent Arter, the six students went onto the high school and junior high school campuses during the nighttime hours Nov. 10, 20,and 22 and vandalized school property.
Arter said that some of the students broke into the football field concession stand and stadium press box while others stole items from and caused damaged to parked cars.
The students also reportedly ignited various fires and broke the window out of a high school classroom and a school-owned maintenance truck.
The Miami Township Police, in cooperation with high school principal Mark Lutz, began an intense investigation, which revealed the identity of many of the students involved.
Additional leads quickly developed, resulting in the filing of charges of breaking and entering, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. Property damages resulting from these actions are expected to reach several thousand dollars.
“It is unfortunate that these students chose to vandalize the school campus,” Lutz said. “The crimes committed were senseless. during our interviews, none of the perpetrators mentioned any ill will toward the school. It seems that they felt like it was just something to do.”