ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Three men accused of causing hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to Englewood High School went before a judge for the first time Tuesday.
Anthony Meany, Michael Trickel and Chad Delgadillo are accused of vandalizing the school early on a Sunday morning. They face charges of burglary, arson and criminal mischief.
“I just want everybody to know that my son’s not like this it’s not him,” Michael Trickel’s mother Lisa says. She believes he got “duped” into the break-in by Anthony Meany.
“He doesn’t remember a thing he doesn’t remember being there he doesn’t remember doing anything the only thing he knows is that Meany and the other kid came and told him about it the next day,” she says.
Investigators say the three were caught on surveillance camera video inside the school.
Police say they damaged $450,000 worth of property at the school, destroying math and science equipment along with some musical instruments.