Did Jamestown High School Seniors Deserve Felony Charges For Prank?
Felony charges for high school seniors at Jamestown High School? With graduation for all Western New York high schools just around the corner, we were talking about some of the best and worst high school pranks. This one from 7 years ago (almost to the day) was one that always pops up in our memories.
Now, pranks aren't taken as well as they were 30, 40 and 50 years ago when you were putting cars on the roof of your school or letting pigs go down the hallways.
Back in 2015, six students, all seniors that are about to graduate, are facing charges, including felony burglary after their prank was caught on camera. They broke into the school and caused 'havoc' according to some administrators.
According to WGRZ:
The report says students entered the building through an old boiler room that connects to the school via an underground passage. According to police, glitter in the school colors of red and green was spread throughout the entire building. Also, lockers were tied together across the halls with kite string and reams of copy paper were scattered about. The students allegedly attempted to cover security cameras by placing 'Hello My Name Is' stickers on the lenses.
In addition, a door lock to an administrator's office was damaged but no entry gained.
The students faced at the time fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal tampering charges.
All of the kids except for one are 18 years old. Is a felony charge too harsh of a punishment? Do you remember what your high school senior prank was? What do you think?