Manchester police say the arrest of a second teen on felony charges will wrap up the investigation of bus vandalism at West Delaware Schools earlier this month. Eighteen-year old Daniel Mitchell of Manchester was arrested and charged with conspiracy, aiding and abetting second-degree burglary, and aiding and abetting second-degree criminal mischief.
Police say Mitchell allegedly provided the transportation to and from the West Delaware bus storage facility, where 15-year old Brandon Lynch of Manchester cut fuel lines on five school buses. They say Mitchell also allegedly gave instructions to Lynch via cell phone on where to find the fuel lines and how to cut them. Manchester Police Chief Bruce Trapp says the arrests sends a message.
Trapp says the two people who comitted the crime are now going to be held responsible, and he says they felt they needed to get this taken care of immediately because it involved the safety of students. Mitchell was taken to the Delaware County Jail and is being held on five-thousand dollars bond. Lynch was arrested earlier this month in connection with this crime. Both are students in the West Delaware School District.