High school senior “prank” leads to 62 arrests

Police respond to Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - rounding up a large group of students for what's been called a  senior prank.  (Image Credit: CBS New York)

Police respond to Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - rounding up a large group of students for what's been called a senior prank. (Image Credit: CBS New York)

Harmless prank or malicious activity? Either way, a lot of teens are now dealing with legal problems just as they prepare to graduate.

Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank.

As CBS News and the Associated Press report, the incident involved students “urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taping hot dogs to lockers.”

Police said officers responded to a burglar alarm at Teaneck High School around 2 a.m. and discovered “desks flipped over, chairs broken, graffiti on the walls, silly string on the floors and balloons throughout the building.”

Reinforcements were called in to help round up all of the student suspects.

“It is possible that a few got away, but the majority were caught,” Acting Police Chief Robert Carney said.

Students told officers it was all just a senior prank – an annual tradition at the northern New Jersey school. Many of the arrested students are 18 or older and now face charges of burglary and criminal mischief.

Click here to read the full story at CBSNews.com.

 

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