- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

ORANGEFIELD, Texas (AP) - Four teens have been blamed for a nearly $20,000 paint and glue vandalism spree at a Southeast Texas school.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced the suspects include two students who attend Orangefield Junior High School in Orangefield.

Those suspects are ages 15 and 13 and live near the school, which was discovered damaged Friday morning. The other two juveniles, who are 13 and 14, live in nearby Beaumont but were staying with a relative in Orangefield.

Sheriff’s investigators say custodians found parts of the school ransacked with paint dumped on floors and spread on lockers. Several classrooms had paint, glue, and hand sanitizer spread on chairs and floors.

Authorities did not immediately say what juvenile charges are being pursued.

Orangefield is 100 miles northeast of Houston.

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