A couple was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing teddy bears and other items left at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School honoring the 17 shooting massacre victims.
Witnesses told Broward County deputies they saw William Kennedy and Kara ONeil taking the items from the Parkland, Fla. schools memorial after 10 p.m., according to their arrest reports.
Kennedy, 37, of Hollywood, and ONeil, 40, of Fulton, N.Y. were on school grounds at an unreasonable hour and maliciously intended to damage the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School monument, the reports say.
Deputies found teddy bears, plaques, and pinwheels in the back seat of their car, authorities said.
Both are each charged with removing or disfiguring a tomb or monument felony offenses.
Kennedy who has a prior burglary conviction appeared in court Monday arguing the memorial was neither a tomb nor a monument, the Sun-Sentinel reported. He and ONeil are being held on $1,000 bond.