Students Inside School During Senior Prank Gone 'Too Far' Speak Out

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Students Inside School During Senior Prank Gone 'Too Far' Speak Out

CREATED May 17, 2014

by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fallout has continued after a high school senior prank that teachers said went too far, early Friday morning.

Pictures at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro showed evidence of ransacked classrooms, and banners left behind with offensive language.

School officials said they even had to let students out early Friday because they said there was a worry about safety.

Two students who said they saw some of the damage said even though 50 to 75 students were questioned by police, the worst damage was likely done by only a handful of students.

“In reality I think it was supposed to be some innocent fun that a couple people took too far,” said Cassy McKenzie, a senior at Siegel High School.

According to the police report, a teacher on scene said the students were allowed in the school as part of the senior prank, but the teacher told the police officer they had taken the prank "too far."

NewsChannel 5 reached out to the Rutherford County Schools for comment about that part of the story, our request was not returned.

Email: jlamb@newschannel5.com