Carmel HS Student Arrested on Felony Charge for Graffiti at HS Tennis Courts

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a 16-year-old juvenile for an incident at
the Carmel High School.

On September 20, 2023, at approximately 5:00 pm Sheriff’s personnel were advised of
graffiti that was found at the Carmel High School by school staff and students. Responding
Deputies and Investigators observed a swastika and the words “Adolf Hitler” had been
scratched into the surface of the tennis courts. An investigation was begun, which included
interviews of students and staff, and a review of video footage. A suspect was identified and on
October 20, the juvenile, who is a student at the school, turned themselves in and was arrested
for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a Felony, and was issued an appearance ticket
for Putnam County Family Court.

Submitted by Brewster, NY

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