Did Track Palin Son of Sarah Palin Vandalize School Buses As a 16 Year Old?
There is a new Sarah Palin Scandal making its way around the web. As a woman with a fierce Independent and patriotic streak Sarah Palin has been on the campaign trail touting that her oldest son Track joined the Army and will be sent to Iraq On September 11th 2008. While political pundits have questioned her ethics for trying to use her son’s military service for political advantage, there are now concerns that Sarah Palin may be concealing a different reason behind her son’s military enlistment, something which would put him in a less than flattering light.
There are now suspicions that her son Track was involved in a vandalism rampage a couple of years earlier as 16 year old and that his run-in with the police contributed to his decision to enlist in the Army.
On December 5, 2005, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reported that Alaska State Troopers had arrested four teenage boys for the previous week’s vandalism of 44 school buses. The boys deflated the tires of the buses, shattered mirrors and unplugged 110 buses from their engine-block heaters, which led to the buses not to start in subzero weather. The incident was drastic enough to force the school district to close schools for a day on November 29.
One of the boys was identified as 18-year-old Deryck Harris; however, State troopers refused to release the names of the three other boys, ages 16, 17, and 17, because they were juveniles. However, the mother of one of the juvenile suspects confirmed her son David Coon was involved in the incident. Two of the boys, including Coon, attended Burchell High School. The other two were students at Wasilla High School ( the local hometown high school of the Palins).
The boys were each charged with third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief. In addition, the 16-year-old was also charged with fourth-degree theft and furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was alleged to have stolen a bottle of vodka from a local liquor store.
A progressive Alaska radio station (Newstalk 1080 Kudo) reported on September 2, 2008 that the 16-year-old boy in the story was actually Track Palin. The station cited an unnamed judicial source. A recording of the radio broadcast is not yet available. While families are meant to be off limits in campaigns, is there a mischeivous streak in the family we should know about?
hat tip: justesurfin