12-year-old arrested in vandalism of middle school
A 12-year-old boy has been arrested on charges of causing thousands of dollars in damage to a Quartz Hill middle school on New Year’s Day, authorities said.
According to a statement Wednesday from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lancaster station, the boy vandalized Joe Walker Middle School at 5632 West Ave L-8 in Quartz Hill, which borders Lancaster, by spray painting “gang-style graffiti” over the campus. Authorities estimated the destruction at more than $20,000.
Sheriff’s deputies located the boy in Bakersfield. He was arrested March 7 and transported to Lancaster station for booking on felony vandalism charges, authorities said. The boy’s name was withheld because he is a juvenile.
-- Ann M. Simmons