Three boys, 13, admit to vandalizing principal's property

MILAN - Three 13-year-old Milan boys admitted to police they vandalized the Berlin-Milan Middle School principal's front yard early Saturday morning. Milan Police Officer Pat Fox found two of the boys about 3 a.m. crossing U.S. 250 while heading to Bond Street. The boys, of Bond Street and Willow Drive, "admitted to Officer Fox that they had vandalized their middle school principal's front yard" on Twin Oaks Drive, Erie County Sheriff's Sgt. William Arthur wrote in his report.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

MILAN - Three 13-year-old Milan boys admitted to police they vandalized the Berlin-Milan Middle School principal's front yard early Saturday morning.

Milan Police Officer Pat Fox found two of the boys about 3 a.m. crossing U.S. 250 while heading to Bond Street. The boys, of Bond Street and Willow Drive, "admitted to Officer Fox that they had vandalized their middle school principal's front yard" on Twin Oaks Drive, Erie County Sheriff's Sgt. William Arthur wrote in his report.

Fox contacted Principal Doug Crooks, who discovered his yard had been toilet-papered. There also was a broken pumpkin in his driveway, disposable utensils stuck in his yard and Hershey's strawberry syrup on the front of Crooks' truck and in the driveway.

The officers and the boys, after the police station interview, went to the Bond Street boy's home where the third suspect was staying in the basement. Arthur said the boys, after being advised of their Miranda rights, wrote an apology letter to their principal and cleaned up the mess.

"The juveniles told me that they were all supposed to be staying the night at (the Bond Street boy's) house, but snuck outside and had intended to toilet paper (a) girlfriend's house. They decided against it, thinking she would get mad," Arthur wrote.

"They then decided that since Principal Crooks had disciplined their friend at a school dance late on Friday night, they would go toilet paper his house instead," the officer continued.

The boys were charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief and released to their parents.

Comments

Shut up swiss f...

you don't even know what you are talking about as usual. Nobody cares what you think. Are you so old you can't remember being a kid? You must be ate up inside that you hate kids so much. I feel sorry for your kids if you have any. You are a evil, hateful, and vengeful little person. It was toilet paper and plastic forks moron. It is not vandelism unless something is damaged. Go shove your head back up your rear end where it belongs!!! I am sure I speak for everyone!

re:Shut up swis...

I know you speak for a lot of us on here. She's a whiney snot. She was never a kid, just a full blown adult that hatched. I think her name is Tami, but don't tell anybody I said that.....

ha swiss family...

umm just to clear things up they werent inappropriately touching each other i was standing right their when mr crooks grabbed my friends bf he had other people at the dance doing far worse things and they didnt get in trouble

just another st...

yeah i guess im just another stupid teenager that goes to BMMS well doesnt that kinda show how well our schools are teaching us? and for the spelling i havent had a spelling test for 3 years, and most people dont carry a pocket dictionary around with them. for petes sake its not that big of a deal so a couple of spelling issues who cares if you dont like it dont read peoples comments about 3 13 year old boys!

brady (the kid ...

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brady (the kid ...

" i wana clear things up i was slow dancing nothing else kk u got that crooks i wasnt doing any thing rong what u did was just plain stupid i hope u read this cuz i will find it funny for u tryen to get me into trouble for this cuz its out of school and i honestly dont think u can do any thing about it but knowing u u will prolly try and i know i prolly spelled stuff wrong in this u dont need to correct it i know i spell stuff wrong now back to the story i was dancing like half of the people there its called (slow dancing) in case u didnt know and i wasnt doing any thing wrong u had no right to grab me out of the whole crowd me and katie had ben mad at each other that night so i had just came in and was dancing with her cuz we were starting to talk again then u come up to me and try to tell me i was dacing bad the whole night when that was the first time i danced and do me a favor never touch me again i had nothing to do with them tping u i mean they did it for me but i didnt know they did it till the next day but yea i say it was a good prank and u just got mad cuz it happend to u cuz u think nothing can happen to u u walk like u r the biggest man ever in the hall ways i dont find u that intimadaiting the only reason kids seem scared of u is because they dont want to get into trouble and god only knows what half the kids wish they could say or do to u but yea i think u went a lil over bord with the slow dancing i mean u said we cant come back to another dance i think that is a little dumb cuz i had my hands right above her hips and u went all crazy about it i mean come on with all due respect that is un called for i wasnt doing any thing to get my self into trouble u could of atleast asked me about it first u didnt have to just asume things and like grab me by the neck(and like a i said before dont touch me again) "

swiss family???...

They are being punished, but a little excessive. These kids did not realize they would get in trouble like this. And I would like to add not all the kids did it to be mean.I know that for a fact. But lets take a newspapers word on it. I also heard that some of the kids did more to get forgivness from him then what the paper writes. Because they felt real bad. That is just one side of the story. But as we all know newspapers do not get false info. LOL Kids learn as they go they made a mistake in judgement, does not mean these are bad kids.
Also Swiss Family I had my tires flatened and my mailbox broke. Oh now we are talking vandalism and I still would give them a warning first from the police. These kids will not do it again. If you new these kids you would know that but thats right you don't. Mr. Crooks does and it is shocking he is being so harsh. They got there punishment, but lets triple whammy them, and send them to court to make them look like criminals. And by the way Swiss family did his family get hurt when these kids went into His safe place (home). I hope no one turns in your driveway at night, may scare you. Get real! I have neighbors worse than these kids, you are probably one of them.
Lesson learned but lets not send the wrong message and say tell a lie before telling the truth, because these kids would of not been busted for at least the prank if they would have lied.

a friend. (Anon...

In a study hall period, kids were not allowed to get onto the internet for any reason. This was made by Mr. Crooks.
This whole debate is why.

Oh COM'ON!!!!! ...

WHO IS TEACHING THESE "STUDENTS"???? DO YOU READ THESE COMMENTS? THEY CAN'T SPELL TO SAVE THEIR LIVES-AND THIS IS OUR FUTURE???? WHAT IS GOING ON AT BMMS??? WHY ARE THESE KIDS SO IGNORANT THAT THEY CAN'T EVEN SPELL THE WORD 'WRONG' RIGHT! GOD HELP US ALL IF THIS IS THE NEXT GENERATION TO TAKE OVER, WE'RE GOING TO NEED IT!

re:oh come on (...

chill out us kids are usen shorter spellings cuz that is what we do on the comp we all know how to spell

Re: Com'on (Ano...

Are you scared of our future because some kids can not spell?
There are great students at Berlin-Milan school. They are very bright and respectful.
I just don't think they care to edit, or double check their spelling. Oh yeah.. why not put the "e" in come on?
Spelling problem yourself?

Student (Anonymous)

Are you fot real? First of all it was harmless toliet paper and forks, i think the syrup and smashed pumkin was out of hand but come on. Mr.Crooks and no right to get mad at brady, all he was doing was dancing not dancing dirty but dancing like all the rest of us and yes i did c him dancing before crooks accused him HE DID NOTHING WRONG!!
And what is up with the supension?? i would understand community service, clean it up and maybe a detantion but not suspending them! all of you are saying "Who is teaching them" and "They cant spell" well is time off of school going to help there spelling...NO!! I am friends with all the kids who got in trouble but evan if it happend to someone i hated i would think this punnishment is wrong. as far as im conserned Crooks was way out of line!!!!! and had no right no suspened the 3 kids and tell them they cant smile or throw brady out of the dance

Student (editin...

I dont care if u criticize me for spelling words wrong because we are typing on a computer and its not like we are goin a grade for miss spelling a word

whinky - dink (...

I was perfect when I grew up - so were my children. We never sinned. Should be like the guy from boston!! What the hell is wrong with most of yous?? Are you that G.D. old??!! You bunch of dumb so & so's get your head oudda your butt. Don't kill these people. Hell most of yous never got caught!! Back then the system was a lot different. Jesus they don't need roasted by the system!!

re:whinky - din...

you'ins is crazy...

my name is slim...

WILL THE REAL MR. CROOKS PLEASE STAND UP---PLEASE STAND UP

swiss family......

you guys are doing your kids a total disservice by trying to bail them out of the trouble that they have got themselves into .. you say that they didn't know that what they did was wrong, is that why they did it at 1:00 am?? then you say thatthe punishment it too severe, then you pick several options that will work, and the kids agree with your decision.. well how is that punishment?? punishment is something that your kids dont want to do! thats why it is called punishment.. yes, when we were kids, this was considered a harmless prank.. but watch the news and read the papers!! kids are getting shot and harmed and killed because they are trespassing on someone's property ar 1:00 am ..it is not safe!! please protect your kids by punishing them for the misconduct that they have gotten themselves into . or let me pick the punishment, and i promise that they will never do it again

Swiss family so...

should punish you for being so stupid. Anyone know where swiss lives so we can toilet paper and fork her yard?? Did someone say her name is Tami?

swiss family......

yes, my name is tami... tami bush .. i live in a white house in washington.. good luck finding it!!!!

Duh! (Anonymous)

Maybe you should learn to spell so people can understand you and take you seriously. Never mind... it's more fun to laugh at you for being stupid. The misspellers are usually making an idiotic post anyway.

Student (Anonymous)

Everyone does know that this never would of happend if Mr. Crooks didnt grab that kid by the neck (Brady) and take him out of the dance!! He had no right to grab or evan touch him so if anyone should be punished for all of this it should be Crooks! And I just have one question, did anyone else see Mr. Crooks grab brady at the dance and has anyone else ever heard of him doing something like this. If you have post it on here so everyone can see what he has done!!!

a person (Anonymous)

Okay, so kids do this all the time, and the only reason these kids got in trouble was because they did it to Mr. Crooks. Oh yeah, by the way, Berlin-Milan Middle School is one of the best school in this area (Erie County). Berlin-Milan Middle School had some of the best test scores in the state of Ohio. There is nothing wrong with the way the teachers teach, it’s just that some of the kid don’t want to learn or like duh we’re on the computer and that’s how we talk, by abbreviating the words. These kids were wrong for doing this but I don’t think it was necessary for Mr. Crooks to give them a five day suspension. Although it’s kind of funny how all these people are sticking up for them and at the same time making their selves look stupid. No one is going to take you seriously if you can’t even spell. I think if was kind of funny how he got toilet papered and forked, but on the other hand the Hershey’s strawberry syrup and the smashed pumpkin was taking it a little too far. Everyone needs to just forgive the boys but don’t forget what they did. This whole thing is going a little too far.

umm yeah (Anonymous)

i saw mr crooks grab brady by the neck. i was standing right there

To the Swiss Fa...

OK, Mr. Crooks Mom! We will not pick on Your baby boy anymore. LOL

another student...

i saw Mr Crooks take brady out of the dance, but only after brady was dirty dancing with his g/f. brady had his hands all over her and had a huge smile on his face.. they were going to the stage where you feel like you are the only ones in the room.. i was glad thatMr Crooks stopped this bad behavior, or arent i allowed to say anything in his defense. do i have to be a brady supporter to voice my opinion.. i would tell brady and his girl to get a room

shocked (Anonymous)

blah, blah...

sad (Anonymous)

I am sorry to see so many people come to the defense of these children. I wish as much energy could be put into making sure they are held accountable as there is in making excuses for them. They have a lesson to learn, let it be. It is what kids do but that doesn't excuse it.

re sorry I mean...

shut up already. Even you posting under a different name doesnt work because your post's still sound the same so it is easy to pick your comments out.

Student (Anonymous)

But me question is, is Mr. Crooks alowed to grab a student.....NO and he should be punished for it. I saw brady and i didnt think he was "dirty" dancing, but even if he was Mr. Crooks has no right to touch him or grab him by the neck and take him out of the dance. My only question i, why is Crooks not being punished for all that he has done. And just so everyone remembers, IF CROOKS WOULDNT OF GRABBED BRADY NONE OF THIS WOULD OF HAPPEND!!!!

Former Milan Re...

WOW!!! Am I glad my kids don't go to that district anymore. Sounds like Crooks is behaving just like his mentor Dan McCarthy. They seem to think they are still in the military when they are handling children. I guess it makes them feel like tough guys when they can rough up a kid that's anywhere from 13 to 18 years old. Just because BMMS's test scores are high doesn't mean they are teaching the kids anything. All they teach these kids is how to pass the state tests. If you ask any of these kids to actually think out a solution to a problem they can't do it because they are not taught problem solving. We moved and put our kids in Catholic school and are incredibly happy we have. They had to play catch up, but are now getting great grades, they have teachers that are willing to stay after their contracted day, and actually enjoy school. So long Berlin-Milan. We hardly knew ye!

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