Boy busted after $20K damage to school

joe walker middle schoolQUARTZ HILL – A 12-year-old boy was arrested last week for causing more than $20,000 worth of damages during a New Year’s Day vandalism spree at Joe Walker Middle School in Quartz Hill, authorities said.

The campus was vandalized with “spray paint gang-style graffiti”, according to deputy Miguel T. Ruiz of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

The youngster was identified as the culprit after a two-month investigation by C.O.R.E. Team deputies, Ruiz states.

Deputies located the boy in Bakersfield, where he resided under the monikers “RAZZE LOWK” and “DRUPER,” Ruiz stated.

The boy was arrested on March 7 and transported to Lancaster Station for booking on felony vandalism charges.

His name is being withheld because of his age.

  21 comments for “Boy busted after $20K damage to school

  1. narina
    March 17, 2013 at 8:26 am

    he needs his ass kick,thinking hi big [removed],in reality aint.

  2. Gladys
    March 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    When you see graffiti in Lancaster, call 661-723-5985 and report it. They will want to know what the graffiti is on, wall, fence, building, utility box, etc. What street, which side of the street.

  3. ryneshia jackson
    March 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Good job to the parents of this kid looks like you are teaching them good values

  4. FUNNY
    March 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I am happy he did all of this i live next to a school and the kids have cost me thousands in repairs to my home and the school wont do a thing about it ,so it makes me very happy to see the school get trashed ,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KIDS

    • TQ
      March 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      You should consider moving! Better yet, try volunteering at that school, get to know some kids… Word will get around that you’re a ‘good person’, and you’ll have students protecting your property. As, who am I kidding… After your post, clearly you’re an ass, and that’s probably why your house is targeted in the first place.

      • Gladys
        March 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

        I’ll volunteer if I can take a loaded gun to class for protection! I feel sorry for all teachers in the schools.

      • March 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        Soo true…Soo true…You can see why they target Funny’s house…Funny is not Funny and needs to move out, must be a real piece of work, and an unlikeable creature for them to keep trashing the house…

        • Gladys
          March 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

          I think you and your friends are missing the point. (intentionally)
          The taggers do it because they get away with it. It just so happens, “Funny” lives by the school. Schools are known to be a main recruiting place for taggers and gangs in general. They are staking their territory and want to tag everything in sight. The fact that he keeps it cleaned up gives the little creeps incentive to keep coming back. Almost a challenge to them. Eventually they move on or get caught, and it will become a target for another group.
          Another example is Armagosa Middle School. They have been tagged a number of times.

    • Smang
      March 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Yeah kids, keep up the great work. Continue damaging that dbags house!

      • FUNNY
        March 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

        Smang it starts at home if the kid is a punk its because of loser parents like your self ,so get the free lunch for your kid and stay at home on your lazy A” and fill your fat face with food you got with your E B T card

        • Smang
          March 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm


    • Quigley
      March 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      You most likely are an ignorant Antelopian so I will be short. The School/Administration has no intention of helping you. Have you attended a School Board meeting and filed a complaint?

      • March 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

        I agree with you Quigley; but I believe that would be to much work for some of these individuals you are ignorant Antelopians. Don’t get involved and this is what happens; properties around the schools start to get trashed.

  5. ed
    March 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    If this kid is convicted he faces a felony record, $1,ooo.oo fine and costs for the damages. Parents are liable for the damages and they can have a lien put on thier property if the costs are not paid.

    This is not a game. Good police work.

    • Letlow
      March 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Only a $1,000 fine? Who pays for the other $19,000 to repair the school? The taxpayers? Or do you mean the $1,000 fine is in addition to the $20,000 for the school, making the grand total $21,000? I’m really interested in what happens to these taggers when caught. I assume they get a slap on the wrist, that’s why they continue doing it over and over and over. They’ve tagged our neighborhood mailboxes too many times to count. I would really like to catch one of those buggers just once.

      • Gladys
        March 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        Letlow, when taggers are caught, they are usually home with mom and dad before the Deputy gets the paperwork done. They are probably out tagging again within the week. The courts are not up to date with punishment. Juvenile Courts are still treating these kids as “boys will be boys”, if you know what I mean. They may get sentenced to camp for a few months after they are caught a few times. Then camp again and again. By that time, the kid is a violent gang member and next stop is Gadsen or some other unfortunate community, or the penitentary.

    • Gladys
      March 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Felony record if convicted. These kids don’t even care. They are quickly moving from preteen and teen taggers riding around on bikes with back packs full of spray paint cans, to criminal street gangs. They try to destroy (tag)meverything in their path.
      Where do parents think their son (or daughter) is headed on their bike, at night in dark pants, dark tshirt and a hoodie.
      If the court tries to enforce any type of collection of fines, the parents simply say they can’t afford it. Maybe they pay $5 a month. Putting a lien on their property? What property? If they have their name on a house, it will probably go into foreclosure. Dad is busy at work and Mom is in denial and will protect and defend her son even when she knows what he is doing.
      I am glad this kid got caught. Sometimes when I see them tagging, I wish I had my rifle. Maybe if a few of them were shot off the wall, their friends would think twice about it and chose a pottery class instead.

      • Palmdale_Diego
        March 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        I think a rifle is a bit harsh and overkill. That said, I’d nail the little vermin with a BB gun or a sling shot.

        • Gladys
          March 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

          Touche. Sling shot…just like they use sometimes to paintball peoples garage doors so they don’t get caught with the paintball gun and lose it to the cops.

          • Palmdale_Diego
            March 15, 2013 at 11:07 am

            No paintballs for me. I’d use steel ball bearings.

  6. QHR
    March 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Kudos to law enforcement to get them thugs. This should not be happening – not in our schools – not in our community!!

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