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COPY-3 teens accused of school vandalism, bomb threat

Associated Press - December 10, 2009 12:24 PM ET

GIRARD, Ill. (AP) - Three teenagers are accused of vandalizing their southwestern Illinois high school and a bank drive-through window.

Macoupin (muh-KOO'-pin) County prosecutors also have charged the teens with writing two bomb threats that led to Girard High School's closure for two days last month.

Eighteen-year-old Joshua Egts and 17-year-olds John Snyder and Justin Emery are charged with criminal damage to government-supported property for the 32 windows and three glass doors found broken at the school complex last month.

They're also charged with disorderly conduct involving the bogus bomb threats and with criminally damaging the Prairie State Bank drive-up window with a rock.

Emery's mother deferred comment to her son's Carlinville attorney, with whom a message was left. A message left at a listing for Egts wasn't returned. Snyder had no home listing.

Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.thetelegraph.com

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