CLEAR LAKE, Texas -- Five teenagers are facing serious charges after police say they vandalized Clear Lake Christian School and set a fire in a bathroom.
The vandalism and arson reportedly happened back on August 3rd. Police said profanity was spray painted throughout the school, including an image of a swastika.
The teens were arrested on Monday, and three of them are being charged as adults.
Charles Champion, 17, and Gavin Galios, 17, face felony charges of arson and burglary. According to police, Champion and Galios are former students at the school on Crescent Landing Drive and had some disciplinary problems there.
The pair is also accused of stealing volleyball jerseys while causing damage to the school's interior.
A third 17-year-old, Nicholas Chaviers, faces a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.
Two 15-year-old girls have also been arrested and are being charged as juveniles.
Police said witness statements and evidence on social media was used to close in on the teens responsible.
Galios' stepfather told KHOU that his stepson was a "good kid" who's never been in any legal trouble before. He believes the 17-year-old got "caught up in the wrong crowd."
Chaviers, who faces the lesser of the charges, declined to comment about what happened. His father said he is prepared to deal with the consequences.
Clear Lake Christian School did not have anyone available for comment Monday afternoon.