Nash Central Students Charged In Christian School Vandalism

Four high school students were arrested today for thousands of dollars worth of vandalism at a christian school in Rocky Mount.

Some $10,000 in damage was found last Tuesday at Faith Christian School. A ball field, scoreboard, vending machines, entry doors and fencing were damaged.

Charged with felony breaking and entering, injury to real and personal property and disorderly conduct are four students at Nash Central High School. They are Matthew Masney, Cody Flowers, Patrick Horne and Anthony Barham.

All were released on $25,000 unsecured bonds to their parents or guardians.


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Thousands of dollars in damage was done to a school Tuesday night by four vandals.

Rocky Mount police say Faith Christian School was the target around 9:50 p.m.

Police say the four men damaged various school facilities, including the ball field, a scoreboard, vending machines, entry doors and fencing. The total damage is estimated at $10,000.

Police say the four men are approximately 6 feet tall, and possibly have paint on their shoes and clothing.

Anyone with information on the school vandalism should contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • by Watching on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:36 PM
    First of all, I agree that these kids should be punished. There is speculation that these kind will not be allowed to play spring sports due to their actions. I also support this. I dont see how the school system can do this when they allowed a kid to continue to play basketball after being accused of murder. Discipline should be consistent and fair to all. Gonna be interesting to see how this situation is handled.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:15 PM
    Unreal how this is being handled.... Not so long ago we had a (supposed) murderer win a state championship in this town but nothing was done and everything was brushed under the rug! Now these 4 guys who obviously did something wrong are getting way worse treatment? Justice at it's finest!! Oh and I hear a week before this their were two kids (from central) who beat a man to death!! Why are we not hearing about that too? Is murder not as bad as vandalism? Smh
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      by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to Anonymous
      Thank goodness that was saiid, my husband and I were thinking of that situation
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:42 PM
    by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:17 PM just a matter of time before you are caught, turn yourself in, we know who you are! Wow... What was done is absolutely terrible! & down right sorry!! but can at least be fixed.. Thank God it was nothing very serious where a life was taken. Those guys can at least have a chance to do what's right. Hopefully they will and something positive will come from it
  • by Teenager with an Opinion on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM
    I am only three years older than these kids. I agree that kids make mistakes but what is wrong with our generation is that people let us use the mistake "we're young and made a mistake." These kids knew what they were doing and if they only wanted to show off they wouldn't have gone to the extreme like they did. Some of this took real thought. I think they should be help responsible
  • by karen Location: rocky mount on Jan 25, 2012 at 05:30 AM
    Its not a racial act y do people assume when its a group of one race its racist get a grip! It was a group of teens actting out for whatever reason they need to find other ways of showing there school spirit trashing other school property is wrong! They should be responsible for replacing the damaged property. I hope they are held responsible for what they did they knew it was wrong.
  • by John Location: Rocky Mount, NC on Jan 24, 2012 at 11:02 PM
    just more Nash Central trash. what else is new?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:54 PM
    everyone makes mistakes and I think it is absolutely ridiculous the way some people are reacting to this. They are just four young boys who made a mistake and have their whole lives ahead of them! It would be a shame for them to have their entire futures ruined over this.
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      by Ralph on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM in reply to
      I couldn't agree more!
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        by Someone important on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:18 AM in reply to Ralph
        Bigger fish to fry in this town. Boys and families should deal with this matter and let them pay and fix damages. Felonies are extreme for a case like this!
  • by SMH on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:14 PM
    Were these 4 not responsible enough to turn themselves in once the video was publicized, knowing they were caught at that point. Shame on the friends who may have recognized them and not turned them in. What is wrong with this generation of youth??
  • by Christian Parent on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:43 PM
    I know one of the boy an he IS a Christian and we know that Christian can sinners. We have to pray for these boys and their families.
  • by Resident Location: Greenville on Jan 23, 2012 at 03:22 PM
    From the names it sounds like a bunch of unhappy white boys who need to not only make restitution but serve some time for such a ridiculous act. Parents?
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