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    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    TEANECK, N.J. (AP) Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taping hot dogs to lockers.


    Police said officers responding to a burglar alarm at Teaneck High School shortly after 2 a.m. also found desks flipped over, chairs broken, graffiti on the walls, silly string on the floors and balloons throughout the building.
    Thoughts on punishments here.

    Should parents be held accountable?
    Legal arrest records?
    Official charges?

    Just a high school prank?

    Let kids go with a wrist slap?

    They're just being kids?

    Enough is enough with these young punks - throw the book at them?

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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests



    Thoughts on punishments here.

    Should parents be held accountable?
    Legal arrest records?
    Official charges?

    Just a high school prank?

    Let kids go with a wrist slap?

    They're just being kids?

    Enough is enough with these young punks - throw the book at them?
    It's not like they innocently TP''d some trees. Charge them with criminal trespass and vandalism. Then again of any of these kids come from well to do, uppidy families, they'll be given high fives and be sent on their merry ways.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests



    Thoughts on punishments here.

    Should parents be held accountable?
    Legal arrest records?
    Official charges?

    Just a high school prank?

    Let kids go with a wrist slap?

    They're just being kids?

    Enough is enough with these young punks - throw the book at them?
    From this moronic statement:

    "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," Sgt. John Garland said. "That's a burglary and I don't think they understand that. It's a very serious offense."
    These kids, or at least most of them, will likely get off.

    No, that is not burglary that is breaking and entering but the bigger offense is the destruction of property. Thousands of dollars in damages, even divided by 62, is the serious crime and does not even require proof that the doors were locked.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    I would easily be able to wrist slap the kids and send them away had they not been destructive.

    The "breaking and entering" part isn't my issue so much as the senseless vandalism.

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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    It would seem that they got swept up in a mob mentality. Pranks are funny, harmless jokes. Urinating in the school, breaking the schools property, and graffiti do not make a prank. That's a criminal offense.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    They should know better - that in today's world a prank means jail time. Yes they were just being kids. It was a high school prank but there is no common sense nor sense of humor nor way for kids to innocently express themselves any longer in our society. Zero tolerance means these kids will probably be suspended perhaps for the rest of the year, seniors will not be allowed to graduate with their class, they may be charged with juvenile misdemeanors depending on the damage - maybe light felony's. The days of pranks during or at school went away last in the 1980's, probably never to return.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Breaking into the school was a bridge too far. I too have greased a few locker handles in my day, but in my HS the lockers were outside and didn't require breaking and entering. Of course I never broke equipment or pissed in the hallways. That is not pranking, that's straight up vandalism.

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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    They should know better - that in today's world a prank means jail time. Yes they were just being kids. It was a high school prank but there is no common sense nor sense of humor nor way for kids to innocently express themselves any longer in our society. Zero tolerance means these kids will probably be suspended perhaps for the rest of the year, seniors will not be allowed to graduate with their class, they may be charged with juvenile misdemeanors depending on the damage - maybe light felony's. The days of pranks during or at school went away last in the 1980's, probably never to return.
    Are you generally saying that's a good thing or a bad thing?

    If you were King - would you let kids go with no punishment at all?

    I would, had they not been as destructive as it sounds like they were.

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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Are you generally saying that's a good thing or a bad thing?

    If you were King - would you let kids go with no punishment at all?

    I would, had they not been as destructive as it sounds like they were.
    In today's world I'd have to give in (if I were to keep my job as King) to the neurological disorder called "zero tolerance". They'd get the book thrown at them would be my assumption, regardless of how light the destruction or defacement. If I could still be King and not give into the stupidity, I'd dismiss the police, make these kids clean the entire school, top to bottom, including the grounds, sports fields, busses, I'm talking everything. Then they'd get to stay in class the entire rest of the year - no early dismissal, no off prem lunch, and when class wasn't going on they'd be watching informative video's in the auditorium and would spend every last second in school. I may or may not require summer school class on "How to behave in society" before anyone got their graduation papers as well. But I'd let them graduate, I wouldn't file charges, I wouldn't go after their parents....
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    I think maybe some creative sentencing is called for.
    Make the kids pay for the supplies, and do the cleanup them selves.
    NO parental help, no power tools, all elbow grease.

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