Eight Ricks College students have been convicted of reduced charges involving break-ins at Career Beauty College in Rexburg.
Some students had been charged with first-degree burglary, but the charges were reduced to misdemeanors in exchange for guilty pleas, according to court records. They appeared in court before Magistrate Brent Moss on Nov. 23.The stolen items included a wide variety of hair care products.
Eric Adrian Gerold, 18, Cassandra Shrewsbury, 19, Amy Nelson, 18, and Hayden Reed Cluff, 18, had been charged with first-degree burglary but pleaded guilty to unlawful entry.
Michele Lyn Kette, 18, and Karen Lynn Orton, 18, were charged with unlawful entry and pleaded guilty.
Jon Scott Trotter, 19, and Brian C. Dinning, 19, Rexburg, also were charged with burglary. They pleaded guilty to reduced charges of malicious injury to property. They tried to break into the school Nov. 18 but were discovered by a Rexburg Police officer during his patrol, court records say.
The eight were sentenced to three days behind bars, varying fines and were ordered to make restitution.
James Sessions, dean of student life, said some of the students have been dismissed from school but would not release the names because of their rights to confidentiality.