HILLSBORO, Mo. - The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged two teenagers from High Ridge and another from Arizona for suspected vandalism at three schools in the Northwest R-1 School District.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to the playground at Murphy Elementary School on the morning of Sunday, May 4. Firefighters with the High Ridge Fire Protection District were already at the scene to extinguish a fire on the playground equipment. Deputies also located graffiti on the school building.

During the course of their investigation, deputies discovered two additional schools were found to have been vandalized with graffiti.

Authorities eventually identified and apprehended three people and charged them in connection with these crimes.

Seventeen-year-old Jacob Gammons, 18-year-old Tanner Marricle, and 17-year-old William Bradsher were each charged with first-degree property damage, second-degree property damage, and knowingly burning or exploding. They remain jailed on $27,512 bond.

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