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Police: Teen cut down trees at Gloversville school

Callen facing felony charge

Tree damage is seen in front of Gloversville High School on Friday, June 13, 2014, after a student was charged with cutting down 17 trees overnight.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Tree damage is seen in front of Gloversville High School on Friday, June 13, 2014, after a student was charged with cutting down 17 trees overnight.
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It was supposed to be a normal day, the final full school day before exams. Instead, faculty and students at Gloversville High School arrived Friday morning to find 17 trees surrounding the building had been cut down. Gloversville police said Kurtis J. Callen, 18, of 132 Norboro Road, Gloversville, was responsible for cutting down the trees. Callen, the stepson of St. Johnsville Police Chief Diana Callen, was arrested after investigators reviewed surveillance video of the ...

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CarolynMB
June 14, 2014
2:19 p.m.

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The officials should make him earn (not given to him) the money to buy all new trees. He could earn the money by being given physical work with the usual summer activites that are done to get the school ready for the fall reopening. Then he should have to plant all the new trees and care for them throughout the summer to make sure they live. And, the parents should not be alliwed to bail him out or do the work for him.

kopacham
June 16, 2014
3:38 a.m.

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30 days in jail for mischief should send a message and then complete restitution and wage garnishment until restitution is completed.

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