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October 14, 2013

3 get same jail term for vandalizing school

WARREN — Three graduates must each spend at least nine months in the county jail for vandalizing a northwestern Pennsylvania high school and have agreed to pay for $780,000 in damage.

The (Warren) Times Observer reports the men were sentenced Friday. They previously pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal mischief for the June 16 break-in at Youngsville High School in Warren County, about 110 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Eighteen-year-old Tylor Keyes, of Grand Valley, and 20-year-olds Duston Miller, of Youngsville, and Derek Gifford, of Greensburg, have received 46 days credit for time already served against the nine-month to two-year sentences each received.

The men emptied fire extinguishers in the gymnasium, cafeteria, computer lab, hallways and principal’s office and spray-painted crude pictures and the years they graduated on refrigerators, lockers, computer screens, chalkboards, doors, tables and walls.

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