"CHS vandals meted unique punishment"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 19:00

From the Knik Arm Courier, September 1970:


A spokesman for the Chugiak Security Patrol stated that sometime after the school dance, vandals had plastered the outside of the building with approximately 60 dozen eggs. Also, the grounds were littered with eggshells and egg cartons.

The Security Patrol man said that this apparently took place within a short period between his patrols. The Security Patrol has the contract for patrolling the grounds and buildings of all three local elementary schools and Chugiak High School.

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of four juveniles who admitted to having thrown the eggs. The eggs had been given to them by an employee of Carrs Food Center in Eagle River. The manager of Carrs said that these were eggs that were in cartons that had been damaged and contained some broken or cracked eggs. He said the now “ex-employee” had given the eggs away rather than going through them to salvage the broken ones.

Dick Smerdon, head of the Security Patrol, meeting with Eldon King, Chugiak High principal, agreed to give the boys the choice of going to jail or cleaning up at the high school. Mr. King said that for the next seven weeks, all four of the boys will be very busy at the clean up work.


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