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A 16-year-old student at Carmel High School was recently charged in connection with graffiti discovered on the tennis courts last month.
On Sept. 20, at approximately 5 p.m., the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was advised of graffiti found at the high school by staff and students.
Responding deputies and investigators observed a swastika and the words “Adolf Hitler” had been scratched into the surface of the tennis courts.
Investigators interviewed students and staff and later reviewed video footage. A suspect was identified, and on Oct. 20, the juvenile, a student at the school who was not named, turned themselves in.
The student was charged with Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a felony, and was issued an appearance ticket in Putnam County Family Court.
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