Southridge HS Students Could Be Charged After KaHS Prank
Stealing the Chief Kamiakin statue from its base at their crosstown rival school could land two Southridge High students in hot water.
Two 17-year-old boys were identified, and later admitted to, taking the statue of the American Indian leader for whom Kamiakin HS was named and placing it by a fence on school grounds. Kennewick police say vandals later discovered the statue, lifted it over the fence, after spray painting the base. The $9,000 display was found in the school parking lot, and has since been cleaned and replaced.
The two boys admitted to jumping the fence, unbolting the statue depicting the Indian Chief on horseback, and lugging it to the fence. Other suspects are being sought in the prank, possibly other Southridge students. Police did not indicate if there are any suspects for the spray painting vandalism on the statue.