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ELKHART — An estimated $17,700 worth of damage was reported by the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center following an act of vandalism.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department was informed around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday that two juvenile inmates damaged the sprinkler system, drew on the walls and damaged a window at the detention center.

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I hope they make these boys work off every single penny. Not have mommy or daddy pay for it, they wont learn a lesson that way. How shameful. Would be so embarrassed if i had a child that even had to go to a detention center, let alone did that kind of damage.


Are boys the only inmates at the juvenile detention center? Whoever did the damage should be forced to make the needed repairs, be they male or female.


Chances are the kids parents are dirt poor broke. [crying] IF they have 2 parent households. The kids won't be held responsible for this, and chances are, we'll regualarly see their names in sheriff's reports listed in the paper once they turn 18

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