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Juvenile Cause Extensive Damage to Glenellen Elementary School


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On September 18th, 2011, around 3:55pm, 911 received a call about juveniles with bats and hammers breaking out windows at Glenellen Elementary School, 825 Needmore Road. When officers arrived, witnesses pointed officers to a possible location for the vandals.

The juveniles were located and the subsequent investigation determined that two 9 year old males (both students at Glenellen) and a 13 year old male were responsible for the extensive damage caused to the school.

Glenellen School damage. (Photo by Jim Knoll – CPD Public Information Officer)

Glenellen School damage. (Photo by Jim Knoll – CPD Public Information Officer)

There were multiple classroom which were in complete disarray, computers and TVs destroyed, and double pane exterior doors broken.

The juveniles also went into the gymnasium and discharged a fire extinguisher. The initial damage estimates are around $60,000.

The three juveniles have been charged with Burglary. The 13 year old was transported to a juvenile detention facility. The two 9 year olds were released to parents.

The lead investigator is Detective Rodney Lifsey.

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