Police charge four Darien football players with NCHS vandalism
A fifth suspect, a 15-year-old football player, turned himself in earlier Thursday afternoon.
The four students are 17 years old and were charged with youthful offender status by way of first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and loitering in or about school grounds.
One of the students was also charged with violation of passenger restriction and violation of curfew restriction since he drove the other youths to the high school.
The 15-year-old turned himself in accompanied by his attorney after an arrest warrant was obtained from Stamford Juvenile Court. He was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, first degree conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and loitering in or about school grounds. The vandalism, which was discovered the Wednesday before the Turkey Bowl, included blue spray paint on the exterior of the high school building and at the entrance to Dunning Field.
School officials and New Canaan Police were able to identify five male students from Darien High School as those responsible for the vandalism.
The four teens were released on promises to appear in Norwalk Superior Court. Two are scheduled to appear on Dec. 15, and two on Dec. 22. The 15-year-old is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Dec. 21.