Virginia Tech students accused of stealing and damaging a Montgomery County school bus pleaded out to lesser charges Monday.
Civil engineering major Alexander J. Telkowski and engineering science and mechanics major Aleksander V. Andreyev were arrested in October after police said they took a school bus from Gilbert Linkous Elementary School and drove it around the Tech campus before returning it “heavily damaged.”
After Monday’s hearing, neither will serve jail time.
They were each originally charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony destruction of property, grand larceny of a church sign, trespassing upon school property, underage possession of alcohol and public intoxication.
The three felony charges against each were amended to misdemeanors, and both men were sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty. However, their sentences were suspended. Each was ordered to pay $300 in fines.
Both were placed on probation for a year and ordered not to return to Gilbert Linkous Elementary.
Other charges, of public intoxication and trespassing, were dropped in December.