Arrest Made in Carmel High School Graffiti Incident

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a 16-year-old juvenile for an incident at Carmel High School.

On September 20, 2023, at approximately 5:00 p.m., school staff and students advised Sheriff's personnel of graffiti found at Carmel High School. Responding Deputies and Investigators observed a swastika, and the words "Adolf Hitler" had been scratched into the surface of the tennis courts. An investigation was begun, which included interviews of students and staff and a review of video footage. A suspect was identified, and on October 20th, a juvenile, a student at the school, turned themselves in and was arrested for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a Felony, and was issued an appearance ticket for Putnam County Family Court.