Charges Announced For Students Who Cut Down Trees At River Valley High School

UPDATED: Monday May 12, 2014 6:00 PM

Students involved in cutting down trees at River Valley High School will face charges.

On Monday afternoon, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office charged six students involved with the senior prank.

Three students were charged with one count of Felony Vandalism: Brian Tyler Simmons, David Mark Gifford, Gage Thomas Stuckman.

Three other students were charged with one count of Complicity to Vandalism: Nicholas Layne Dale Warwick, Joseph Allen Conley, Mitchell Lee Hoffman.

School officials also discussed punishment for the six students who cut down more than 20 trees at River Valley High School.

But, the superintendent says he’s not able to say what the school's punishment is.

“Of course the law does not allow me or permit me to share with the public exactly what those disciplinary actions are, but I can share with you that the student handbook has been followed and followed closely,” says Superintendent Jim Peterson.

The student handbook states that for a first offense the punishment is up to a 10 day suspension with a possible recommendation for expulsion.

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