Public Safety

Police arrest teen in connection with vandalism at Kennedy High School

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

The Cedar Rapids Police Department has arrested a 17-year old male who is accused of second-degree criminal mischief in connection with the damage caused Friday night at Kennedy High School, on Wenig Road NE.

Officers took a report of vandalism on Saturday when school officials found a vehicle had driven through a chain-link fence and on to the school’s track, spinning the vehicle’s tires. Police said the incident caused approximately $4,000 in damage to the fence and track.

Through their investigation, police said the 17-year-old male was identified as a suspect and subsequently arrested Sunday afternoon.

Due to state juvenile confidentiality laws, the Police Department said it is unable to provide additional information about the suspect.

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