Six seniors at Brighton’s McQuaid Jesuit High School have been expelled for allegedly vandalizing the school on the night of April 7. They also face misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief.
The students allegedly broke into more than 100 lockers and stole or destroyed personal property, according to Brighton Police Sgt. John Mallaber. The students also spread paint around the school, Sgt. Mallaber said, noting that the suspects gained access to the school after one of them climbed through an open window and let the others inside the building.
Mallaber said two former McQuaid students were also involved in the vandalism.
The sergeant said school officials found a note linking one of the students to the vandalism, and that police found paint — matching the paint splattered around the school — on items in a vehicle driven by one of the McQuaid students. Three of the suspects were taken into custody April 8, and the other five suspects turned themselves in, he said.
Mallaber said none of the suspects — who are slated to appear in Brighton Town Court April 25 — have criminal records.
McQuaid spokeswoman Francine Patella Ryan said McQuaid had asked the student body to compile a list of personal property they believe was stolen or destroyed during the vandalism. Mallaber said a small quantity of personal property had been recovered by April 12.