Six charged in F-M vandalism

Six Fayetteville-Manlius High School students were arrested last week in connection with the May 2 vandalism to the school library.

The students ransacked the library sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, tipping over shelves and throwing books. The library was closed for two days; damages incurred are estimated to be in excess of $4,000.

Preston H. Harris, 17, of 4658 Glencliffe Road in Manlius, and Michael J. Longstreet, 18, of 415 Elm St. in Fayetteville, were arrested in connection with the break-in and charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the second degree and conspiracy in the fifth degree.

Four others were also arrested in connection with the incident: Scott A. Billington, 18, of 8774 E. Genesee Turnpike in Fayetteville, Anna E. Fritzen, 16, of 7744 Quarry Road in Manlius, Evan H. Galat, 17, of 7760 Salt Springs Road in Fayetteville and Ryan W. Godfrey, 18, of 8407 Brae Leure Road in Manlius.

According to the Manlius police, the four allegedly waited outside of the school and acted as lookouts. They were charged with conspiracy in the fifth degree.

Principal James Chupaila said the school district will take appropriate disciplinary action to include suspensions and restitution.

All six are scheduled to reappear in the Manlius Village Justice Court.

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