UPDATE: Lincoln High Principal Allen Burch releases statement

Mischief Investigations
Posted at 10:45 PM, May 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-20 11:26:10-04

UPDATE: 05/18/13 5:30 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Lincoln High School Principal Allen Burch released a statement May 18 about three Lincoln High School students charged with vandalizing six area schools.

Burch said, "I have seen the photos and damage that occurred throughout the community in the name of Lincoln High School. Like you, I am disgusted by the images. While the investigation is ongoing, it appears that one or more Lincoln students are involved. If this is the case, our apologies go out to the schools and communities impacted by the actions of these individuals. Destruction and vandalism such as this are not expressions of school spirit and the actions taken by a few do not represent the wonderful students at Lincoln.  We will not be satisfied until all individuals involved are identified and the appropriate actions are taken against any Lincoln student involved."


UPDATE: 05/17/13 10:30 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--  Three 18-year-olds are in police custody, charged with vandalizing six area schools.

Fidel Ibeneme, Edmond Adkins, and Danial Ibrahim are behind bars, facing charges of criminal mischief and trespassing on school grounds.

The three are accused of vandalizing area schools with graffiti, toilet paper, eggs and spray paint. Deputies say they've seen thousands of dollars worth of damage.

We will continue to follow this story both on air and online.



TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Students, parents and faculty arrived at school the morning of May 17 to see vandalism in the form of graffiti, toilet paper, eggs and even spray painted American and Florida flags.

The combined damages at this point are estimated to be thousands of dollars.

According to Lieutenant Hank Jacob with the FSU Police Department, whoever did it is facing felony charges of criminal mischief.

“With the initial estimates it’s looking like the damage is going to be in the thousands of dollars, which is a felony," said Lt. Jacob.

The vandalism occurred at Leon, Chiles, Godby, Rickards, Lincoln and Florida State University High schools. The spray paint had a similar theme with the words "Lincoln" and "Class of 2013" appearing at many of the schools.

Lt. Jacob said while law enforcement does not have any official leads, they are working together with Lincoln High School to find out if their suspects could be students there.

“I know that our investigator is working with the Lincoln school resource officer to see if they can identify any suspects over there and see if they’re looking in the right direction,” said Lt. Jacob.

Tim Robinson works in maintenance for Florida High and said this damage is the worst he has ever seen.

“They’ve really messed it up," said Robinson. "I mean we’ve had some vandalism before, but nothing like this.”

FSU-PD and deputies with the Leon County Sheriff's Office are working with school officials to investigate. They are reviewing surveillance videos from each school.