State Police release names of students they say were involved in school vandalism

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) – State police say criminal charges will be pursued against nine students in a break-in at a southern West Virginia high school.

Sgt. D.M. McMillan tells local media that as much as $10,000 in property damage occurred at Summers County High School in Hinton last weekend.

McMillan says all nine students involved in the vandalism are seniors and over the age of 18. The Summers County Board of Education also could take disciplinary action against the students.

All of the students charged are over 18-years-old.  All were charged with breaking and entering and destruction of property or a conspiracy to destroy property.  They include:

Travis McMillion

Kegan Harwell

Jonathan Kessler

Ashton McNicholas

Jay Hess

Whitney Justice

Brittany Justice

Dakota New

Dacota Thomas