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Two students caught for prank against Kamiakin

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KENNEWICK, Wa. - On May 27, 2012 officials from Kamiakin High School reported that someone had removed the Chief Kamiakin statute from its pedestal and left it in the school parking lot. 

Kennewick Police say the base of the statute had been spray painted with graffiti, and a baseball dugout at the school had been filled with water the same night.

The Kennewick Police began an investigation with the help of Kennewick School District Security video surveillance. During the investigation, officers showed surveillance video to Kennewick High School students, because police believed the graffiti implied Kennewick High School was involved. However, upon continuing the investigation, detectives found two 17 year old boys who go to Southridge High School, who later admitted to the prank.

The case report will be sent to the Benton County Prosecutors who will decide what charges will be filed against the two. Police say they believe more people were involved and are responsible for the additional vandalism to the school. If anyone has any information, you are encouraged to contact Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or by clicking here