>The family that vandalizes together…

>This news brief in this morning’s Tennessean reminds me a lot of the kind of crazy stuff that would be published in the Daily Beacon‘s (UT’s student newspaper) Crime Log.

A mother faces charges that she helped four juveniles vandalize the home of Brentwood Middle School Principal Kay Kendrick earlier in the summer by driving them to and from the scene.

Joan Weber Guth, 47, who is charged with four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one count of conspiracy and one count of giving a false report, waived her right to a hearing earlier this week.

The vandalism took place early June 11. Brentwood Police Officer Dan Hester wrote in his report that Guth dropped four juveniles off at the principal’s house about 1 that morning.

“The juveniles placed toilet paper on the trees, house, shrubbery and vehicle,” Hester wrote. “The juveniles stuck approximately 100 forks in the ground. The juveniles then threw paint grenades at the house and vehicle. The juveniles then used paint markers to write obscenities on the front door, garage door and vehicle.”

On the one hand, you can applaud the mother for wanting to be a part of her kid’s life. But don’t you think there would be a more suitable activity than going over and vandalizing the vice-prinicpal’s house?

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