Six students have been expelled from Tennessee State University after allegedly spray-painting profanity and other symbols on several campus buildings just a few days before the school’s Centennial Celebration.
Jason Brooks, 19; Edmund Carey, 18; Derek Jenkins, 19; Isaiah Nixon, 19; Cephus Spicer, 18; and Caleb Stanford, 19, were each charged with a single count of felony vandalism more than $1,000 by the Metro Nashville Police Department.
They each posted $2,500 bond last week and are due in court on May 2 to face the charges.
TSU spokesman Rick Delahaya said the students faced disciplinary misconduct charges from the school and were expelled.
According to MNPD arrest affidavits, the six teens spray-painted graffiti and profanity on about five different buildings, including the Howard C. Gentry Complex, during the overnight hours on April 10-11.
Students and staff members helped clean the graffiti on April 11.