Students vandalize San Marcos High during ‘senior prank’

FILE - San Marcos police (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - San Marcos police (KXAN File Photo)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A large number of San Marcos High School seniors are accused of vandalizing the school during an end-of-year prank on Sunday, May 22.

The school district says the group entered the campus without permission around 10:10 p.m. The prank escalated into vandalism and damage to school property.

Seven custodians were called in to clean up the mess, working from midnight to 5 a.m. to avoid having Monday’s classes interrupted, the school said.

San Marcos police reviewed surveillance video with school and district officials and have identified most of the approximately 50 students involved. Campus administration decided not to pursue felony charges or citations against the students.

A district official would only say the students were being disciplined according to the student code of conduct. A San Marcos High School parent told KXAN his daughter, one of the students involved in the prank, was placed in detention and will have to help clean the school.

San Marcos High Principal Kelli Lopez said she was saddened by the actions of some of the students. “This event is not indicative of our campus culture or our expectations for students,” she said. “I am confident we will grow from this incident and restore the level of respect and dignity that makes San Marcos High School a great place to learn.”

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