Students at Teaneck High School in New Jersey were arrested after a massive senior class prank set off a burglar alarm and brought police to the school at 2:30 a.m. on May 1.
In all, 62 students were brought into the police station after greasing doorknobs, tagging walls, taping hot dogs to lockers and urinating on hallway floors.
“If this was a senior class prank, I just don’t believe that a lot of them realize the seriousness of it as far as breaking into the building,” Teaneck Police Sgt. John Garland tells CBS New York. “That’s a burglary and I don’t think they understand that. It’s a very serious offense. Not to mention the criminal mischief, the vandalism that went on.”
Some students escaped the police round-up, but of those arrested 38 juveniles were released to their parents, and 24 students who were 18 or older were charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
The high school is investigating the incident and deciding upon the proper disciplinary action.