Fairfax County police are investigating two school vandalisms that occurred at
Herndon High School and South Lakes High School in Reston. Police have identified and charged four suspects — two adults and two juveniles. Ryan Jeffrey Wait, 18, of 11706 Great Owl Circle in Reston, and a 17-year-old male from the Reston area each were charged with one count of defacing public property, a misdemeanor, for the vandalism at Herndon High School. Wait was arrested on June 24.
Two unidentified men are charged in the South Lakes High School vandalism. Police say a warrant is outstanding for an 18-year-old Reston-area man who is out of the area for the summer. A 17-year-old man from the Herndon area also was charged with one count of defacing public property.
The first incident occurred at Herndon High School between 11 p.
m. May 31 and 8 a.m. June 1. The second incident occurred at South Lakes High School between 11 p.m. June 6 and 1:50 p.m. June 7.
In both cases, the suspects spray-painted derogatory, hateful phrases and inappropriate images on the football fields of both schools, causing more than $6,000 in damage to both turf fields.