Massive senior prank ‘devolved rapidly’ — and now Texas students have to pay for it

What began as a largely harmless senior prank using sticky notes eventually led to a mass destruction event at a Texas high school.
According to media reports, students involved in the vandalism captured on video at Memorial High School in Frisco could be charged and have to pay for the damage.
The senior prank happened on Wednesday, May 18, and students were given permission to use sticky notes on campus walls, school officials said in a letter to parents obtained by KXAS.
"Staff were on site to monitor the students, but the situation evolved quickly and the Frisco Police and Fire Department were called in," the letter reads. "A small group of these students have destroyed the campus to such an extent that classes at MHS are suspended for the remainder of the week."
The video shows smoke bombs being fired throughout the school, furniture being toppled or destroyed and debris filling the hallways. As originally planned, the students also stuck the colored sticky notes to walls and windows.
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School officials said the walls, ceilings and floors of the 30,000-square-foot campus needed cleaning, which the WFAA said would result in its closure. The students are estimated to have caused thousands of dollars in damage, the WFAA reported.
Although the last two days of classes have been cancelled, graduation ceremonies will still take place on Friday 20th May.
McClatchy News has reached out to officials at the Frisco Independent School District.
“They canceled school because of everything that happened. And now I don't see those teachers who were a big part of my life," college student Katelynn Mabrey, who was not involved in the prank, told KDFW. "And it's just not funny. That's not cool. It's just sad."
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A Frisco official said police are investigating the vandalism and trying to identify who is responsible, according to Frisco Enterprise.
"The dollar amount of damage will determine the appropriate criminal charge(s) and as the FISD has indicated they intend to pursue charges where appropriate," Officer Grant Cottingham told the publication.
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