• October 2, 2022

They All Agreed That This Senior Prank Went Way Too Far….

After a senior prank completely haywire on Wednesday night, a group of students from Memorial High School in Frisco, Texas had their classes canceled and thousands of dollars in damages.

Here’s what FOX4News reported:

The school-approved prank began Wednesday night with students using post-it notes to decorate around the school while being watched by faculty members.

The prank soon escalated into acts of vandalism resulting in canceled classes for the remainder of the week.

“Staff members were on site to monitor students but the situation devolved rapidly, and the Frisco Police and Fire Departments became involved,” the school stated. “A small group of those students vandalized the campus to a point that classes are not able to be held at MHS for the remainder of the week.”

A video shows the damages of the incident circulates through social media.

The video shows clouds of smoke erupting allegedly from fire extinguishers, as well as paint on the walls and long streamers.

While no injuries were reported, the school called both the police and the fire department.

Frisco school officials said that they are working with the Frisco Police Department and that FPD is investigating the vandalism and identifying who is responsible.

Officer Grant Cottingham said in a statement Friday:

“The dollar amount of the damage will determine the appropriate criminal charge(s), and as FISD indicated, they intend on pursuing charges when appropriate.” 

A letter was then sent to parents, it stated that the entire 300,000-square-foot building was being cleaned.

Below is the letter Frisco ISD sent to parents:

Students, parents, and staff,

First, thank you to all who have reached out and volunteered to help with the campus cleanup.  We appreciate your support and understanding as we work through this incident. I want to take a moment to send an update about the situation that occurred on our campus last night. Frisco ISD is working with the Frisco Police Department to investigate the parties involved in the vandalism.

A group of students from Memorial High School was approved to use “post-it” notes on the walls to decorate and place messages around the campus as part of their senior prank last night. Staff members were on site to monitor students but the situation devolved rapidly, and the Frisco Police and Fire Departments became involved. A small group of those students vandalized the campus to a point that classes are not able to be held at MHS for the remainder of the week.

I want to make it clear that campus and District staff are working with police to identify all individuals involved in the vandalism. Disciplinary measures will be enforced and Frisco ISD intends to prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.

Damage is estimated in the thousands of dollars and includes paint on the walls, destruction of furniture, discharged fire extinguishers throughout campus and more. Every surface on the 300,000 sq. ft. campus must be cleaned, including the walls, ceilings and floors. Frisco ISD will hold the students responsible for costs associated with the clean up.

We are currently determining a plan for parents, students and staff to pick up personal belongings that are still at the campus. We will send a communication about times and dates for pick up sometime next week.

Sources: Westernjournal, Fox4news, Pehalnews

 

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