High school senior class prank leads to at least 60 arrests

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TEANECK, NEW JERSEY (AP) — An elaborate and messy senior class prank has led to the arrests of at least 60 students at a northern New Jersey high school.

Police said officers arrested 62 students after responding to a burglar alarm at Teaneck High School at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officers found urine in hallways, petroleum jelly on doorknobs, desks flipped over, chairs broken, graffiti on the walls and balloons strewn throughout the building, officials said at a Thursday morning news conference.

The 38 juveniles arrested are being turned over to their parents. The 24 students who are 18 or older will be charged with burglary criminal mischief.

Authorities said they arrested most of the students involved, but a few may have sneaked away.

It’s not clear how the students entered the school during the night. The school reopened hours later.

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