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Felony for a senior prank? NC high school closed after superglue antics, officials say

Senior pranksters close Roanoke Rapids high school

Roanoke Rapids High School in North Carolina was forced to close for cleanup after a senior prank caused “extensive damage” worth $8,000, the school says.
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Roanoke Rapids High School in North Carolina was forced to close for cleanup after a senior prank caused “extensive damage” worth $8,000, the school says.

A senior prank at a North Carolina high school went beyond “typical toilet paper” — and will be investigated as a felony.

Vandals overnight Monday put toilet paper in a courtyard, spray painted doors and stuck superglue onto door locks at Roanoke Rapids High School, according to spokesman Les Atkins.

The pranksters also put what is likely vegetable oil on the building’s century-old hardwood floors, according to WNCN.

The school, which was built in 1921, is one of the oldest in the state, Atkins with the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District told McClatchy in an email.

It was a “’senior prank’ that went too far” and forced the high school campus to close Tuesday for cleanup, the school posted on Facebook.

The incident caused “extensive damage” worth about $8,000, the school district says.

“The few that did this will make everyone else suffer,” said Bobby Martin, Roanoke Rapids interim police chief, according to rrspin.com.

The police department is “investigating this as a case of vandalism and breaking and entering which is a felony,” the school said on Facebook.

Police said there are “multiple suspects in the incident,” WNCN reported.

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