Former Plainville High School student accused of causing nearly $9K in damages to school

Published on Friday, 12 July 2019 20:40


PLAINVILLE - A former resident and ex-student of the local high school is facing charges for allegedly causing nearly $9,000 in damages to the school building when he and another individual rode scooters through the hallways, scuffing up the floors.

Krystyle Chandler, 20, of Waterbury, has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespassing and loitering at a school.

According to the warrant, Chandler and another former student, who has not been charged, went to the high school on May 20 after classes had been dismissed for the day. The two allegedly used small “razor type push scooters” to ride around the hallways for nearly 20 minutes, the warrant said.

School officials found numerous marks and scuffs left from the scooters. Police said the scooters were ridden in a way to intentionally leave marks with the back tire.

Police used surveillance footage to identify the suspects. According to the warrant, Chandler and the other suspect are both former students.

Chandler was charged last week and is scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Monday. He is free without having to post bond.

School officials told police it would cost about $8,700 to have the floors refinished.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Friday, 12 July 2019 20:40. Updated: Friday, 12 July 2019 20:43.