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Reported by Jason Miles

Four students arrested for ransacking teacher's home

It's the talk among teens at Marion High School in Arkansas. Four students arrested for ransacking a teacher's home.

"They didn't just break in and mess it up, they busted in walls," Trent Nolan said.

It happened over the holiday break. Investigators said the foursome broke in and then broke apart virtually everything in sight.

Much of what was destroyed now sits in a dumpster.

Police say the teens even plugged up bathtubs and sinks, leaving the water running.

The teacher discovered the huge mess when she and her family returned home from vacation.

Fliers were posted all over the high school asking students for help. A tip led to the arrest just last week of 17 year-olds Anthony Smith and Jeremy Westbrook, 16 year-old Joseph Quinn, and Jeremy's cousin, 15 year-old Romorous Westbrook.

All face felony charges of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief.

"I think, really, if you're going to do something like that--don't even think about it--cause it's stupid," student Samantha Selden said.

Students can only speculate as to why the teacher was targeted.

It's something investigators are still working to confirm.

In the meantime, construction crews are re-building the inside of her house, where damages are said to total some $200,000 dollars.

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