Last High School vandal sentencedThe last of a group of Hudson High School graduates who vandalized five area high schools as a "senior prank" last June was sentenced in St. Croix County Circuit Court last week.
The last of a group of Hudson High School graduates who vandalized five area high schools as a "senior prank" last June was sentenced in St. Croix County Circuit Court last week.
Colin S. Courtney, 19, 237 Cedar Dr. W., was convicted of misdemeanor criminal damage to property at Hudson and New Richmond high schools. Judge Scott Needham sentenced Courtney to probation for one year, 70 hours of community service and fined him $98. Like the other 13 defendants involved, he was also ordered to make a public apology for his actions in the newspapers in Hudson, River Falls and New Richmond, and to apologize in person before the school boards in each of the communities. Each of the defendants has already paid approximately $3,000 in restitution to the Hudson and New Richmond school districts.
River Falls was included in the apology orders since the defendants tried to make it look like the damage was done by River Falls High School students.
Some of the defendants along with six other HHS 2007 graduates were also involved in less serious damage at Menomonie High School and North and Memorial high schools in Eau Claire the same night. They received citations for disorderly conduct for those damages.