A fifth Greenbrier High School student has been arrested for involvement in the May 11 incident in which the school’s exterior door locks were filled with glue.
The student, a 15-year-old male, was brought to the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday afternoon by his parents and booked on a charge of second-degree criminal damage to property, a felony, said Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris in an email.
The name of the student, an Evans resident, was not released “based on his age, charge and the fact that he has no prior criminal history,” Morris said.
Morris also would not disclose details of the boy’s involvement in the incident, or whether he is related to any of the four female Greenbrier seniors previously charged in the case.
“We are not releasing additional details because the investigation is ongoing,” Morris said.
Columbia County Schools Superintendent Charles Nagle said he had no further information on the student, and had not been aware that an additional arrest had taken place.
Depicted as a “senior prank,” the case arose when Greenbrier staffers arrived at school last Friday morning and found the lock cylinders on 43 exterior doors – including those on portable classrooms – had been disabled when someone squirted them full of Super glue.
School officials suspended senior privileges that had been planned for that day and offered a reward for information leading to the culprits. Other students provided information that led to the arrests of four girls on charges of second-degree criminal damage to property, a felony.
Brooklyn Leigh Bella, 17, Elizabeth Sutton Metz, 17, Dynisha Antoinette Clemons, 17, and Kristin Arey Tannehill, 18, all were booked into the Columbia County Detention Center and later released after each posted $2,600 bonds, officials said.
Nagle said Tuesday that the girls also won’t be allowed to march in Saturday’s graduation ceremonies, and will not be allowed to pick up their high school diplomas until they pay the more than $5,100 cost to repair the locks at the school.