Students face charges for school prank
A group of students who glued the locks to 18 Service High School doors and poured more than 12 bags of cement in driveways to block school bus access early Thursday morning have been charged wi timberland outlet th felony criminal trespass and criminal mischief, according to Anchorage police.
About 18 stu timberland outlet dents began planning the covert early morning raid days ago, calling it a senior prank, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. Thirteen of them all but two of whom are adult seniors have so far been summoned to court on the charges, she said.
“To us, it’s not a prank, it’s vandalism,” Anchorage School District spokeswoman Michelle Egan said. “They were actually trying to build their own concrete blocks.
Cold temperatures likely contributed to keeping the concrete from setting in the driveways, Egan said, and janitors were able to clear it away, though they spent much of the day doing so.
School officials punched out the 18 locks to the glued exterior doors and changed them, Egan said. An unblocked entrance allowed access to the timberland outlet school, which opened without a delay, she said.
Investigating officers determined the students bought the dozen plus bags of cement at the Lowes Home Improvement store on Old Seward Highway and the epoxy at a Schucks Auto Supply on Wednesday. Lowes employees remembered the tra timberland outlet nsaction and gave police a copy of the surveillance tape, Shell said. Using the tape and high school yearbooks, police identified the suspects, she said.
In addition to the criminal charges, the students are facing 9 day suspensions that went into effect immediately while the investigation continues, Egan said. Depending on the results, they could be facing expulsion, she said.