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Damage estimate at YHS climbing

June 20, 2013

The damage estimates on vandalism at Youngsville High School have increased by almost three times in three days and are likely to go much higher....

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Jun-20-13 7:57 AM

Or, maybe just stupid.

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Jun-20-13 8:04 AM

Maybe drugs or booze?

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Jun-20-13 8:10 AM

Makes no sense. Drugs or booze would be my guess as well.

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Jun-20-13 8:14 AM

Where were the parents? Respect of anothers property use to begin at home!

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Jun-20-13 8:30 AM

Why blame the parents? Yes, respect begins at home but, no one can MAKE a child respect anyone or anythinig. Everyone has a mind of their own and makes decisions on their own. A parent didn't tell them to go and do what they did. It aggravates me to no end when someone says "where were the parents".

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Jun-20-13 9:22 AM

Sickofit: There were THREE vandals. Don't blame the school either. They didn't wake up and decide to trash the school that wronged them in the community that was negative and judgmental to them. One of them has already admitted in another news article that they drank all night, and alcohol mixed with ignorance and adrenaline can be an ugly and regretful combination. These 3 students were presented with numerous opportunities and given plenty of support. Somehow my peers and elders survived school with no anti-bullying procedures in place and also experienced corporal punishment doled out by principals who purposely struck fear into the hearts of the children they seemed to loathe. Yet most of us were still able to know the difference between right and wrong, and we cherished our alma mater. Most of us knew to treat everyone and their property with respect. These vandals are no longer boys, they are men who made poor choices. The blame should fall directly upon their shoulders.

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Jun-20-13 10:13 AM

Allowing the insurance company to act as the general contractor is a huge mistake. Not only is it a conflict of interests and highly unethical, there are many legal implications that can arose from it down the road. This recovery does not seem to be well thought out at all.

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Jun-20-13 10:29 AM

Darrell, I think that you are spot on in your thoughts of problems with the insurance company running this. I would also have similar concerns of the school district running it.

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Jun-20-13 11:04 AM

I have to agree with tree hugger. These are not children, they are all of adult age and are responsible for their own actions. They made their choices and now have to deal with the grown-up consequences.

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Jun-20-13 11:33 AM

Anyone recall in the 60's when you either went to jail or you went to Vietnam. Debating to this day which was the worst fate. Just don't let these clowns do the classic "plea bargain" in Warren County and just get their hands slapped. The guy who set the fire at Alleghany Valley spent time in jail.

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Jun-20-13 11:42 AM

While the parents didn't make them do it, their "parenting" also didn't stop them from it. Not sure if parenting can be blamed since I don't know the facts to make that judgement but it's a possibly.

Even with that said, good kids sometimes do stupid things. Especially under the influence.

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Jun-20-13 7:31 PM

The young men should be sentenced to community service until their debt is fulfilled.

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Jun-20-13 9:58 PM

Several people have been asked for character letters for these young men. As a mother, I understand doing all you can. However, I hope that those asked think long and hard before they comply. Is leniency truly deserved here?

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Jun-21-13 9:34 AM

Did they not already demonstrate their character in their actions at YHS? What else does the court need to know? This incident could never, in anyone's mind, be anything other than a willful act of destruction. No one with any character would do these things.

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