Friday, August 04, 2006

Rancho Cucamonga, California, U.S. - Arto Ylikangas, 19, Jason Riley, 19, and a 17-year-old male whose name has not been released were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of vandalizing schools throughout the city. Investigators with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department suspect that the three belong to a group known as "The Public Education Society" that painted anti-war slogans on schools.

School administrators estimate that the group has caused $50,000 in damages to school property. Police were led to the three after interviewing several eye-witnesses. They may face felony vandalism charges.