Student Behavior Results in Separate Sets of Arrests
Komperda, Jack, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Jack Komperda Daily Herald Staff Writer
Several current and former students at Wheaton North and Glenbard North high schools are facing criminal charges stemming from end-of-the-year disruptive behavior.
Five former Wheaton North High School students were charged Thursday with misdemeanor criminal damage to property in connection with the destruction of several trees at the school. Those charged were:
- Colin Biggs, 18, of 827 Countryside Drive in Wheaton.
- Micah Caskey, 18, of 1902 Howard St. in Wheaton.
- Delwyn Harris, 18, of 26W443 Parkway Drive in Milton Township.
- Andrew Pesek, 18, of 596 Willow Wood Drive in Carol Stream.
- Robert Wright, 17, of 1N436 Peachtree Lane in Winfield.
About 10 trees, many planted in memory of deceased students and teachers, were discovered damaged May 31 in the school's courtyard.
Wheaton police estimated the damage at $10,000, but Deputy Police Chief Tom Meloni said the school is still assessing the final toll.
If convicted, the former students face up to a year in jail, fines up to $2,500, reimbursement for the damages and mandatory community service of 30 to 120 hours.
"The acts of these young men, if true, run contrary to everything they were taught at this excellent high school," DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett said in a written statement. …