ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Destructive senior pranks are being investigated throughout Alamance County, according to Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS). The school district plans to pursue misdemeanor charges against students involved, according to Burlington police.
ABSS wants to let their community know that they are investigating senior pranks at all of their high schools that resulted in the destruction of property, expense to the district, and disruption to the learning environment.
"It’s a disruption to the school environment. This is a crucial time with testing this time of year, or state-mandated testing at that. Also the resources. This is money that could be used for other things," Public Information Officer for ABSS, Les Atkins shared.
Students went into Williams High School overnight and poured cement into toilets and urinals resulting in more than $4,000 in damages.
Maintenance crews are cleaning up overturned desks, lockers, graffiti, eggs, trash, and other acts of vandalism at Western, Eastern, Southern, Cummings, and Graham.
"We believe in celebrating milestones in a responsible and respectful way, without crossing the line and causing harm or damages," district officials said.
Those responsible will be charged and suspended. If they are seniors, they will not be allowed to participate in graduation.
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