Portland, Oregon 2022-05-20 14:30:51 –
Frisco, Texas (KXAN) — A high school in Texas was forced to finish the school year two days ago after an approved senior mischief caused thousands of dollars in damage to the building.
The incident on Wednesday night occurred at Memorial High School in Frisco Independent School District.
In a letter to parents and staff, the school explained that a group of students was approved to put sticky notes on the walls around the building as part of their mischief. Staff were at school to monitor the students, “but things changed rapidly,” the school said. Both the Frisco police and the fire department were involved.
The school estimates the damage to the building as “thousands of dollars.” According to the school, the walls were smeared with paint, furniture was destroyed, and fire extinguishers were released throughout the building.
“We need to clean all the surfaces of the 300,000-square-foot campus, including walls, ceilings, and floors,” the letter to parents read.
The school said police and the district are working to identify students involved in vandalism, and the district “is intended to prosecute the responsible person to the fullest extent of the law.” Students are also expected to bear the cost of cleaning.
Due to damage to the building and the quality of the air inside, the school was closed on Thursday and Friday and parents were notified. Friday was the last day of school for the entire school district. In short, the closure effectively ended the high school-only school year, said the Frisco Independent School District.
Both Thursday and Friday were half a day for high school students. Memorial high school students do not make up the day.
In a letter to parents, the school stated that students and staff could receive personal belongings at a later date.
One of the letters sent by school admins to parents on Thursday can be read in full below.
Students, parents, staff,
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who helped clean up the campus. We ask for your support and understanding in resolving this case. I would like to send you the latest information about what happened on our campus last night. Frisco ISD is working with Frisco police to investigate the parties involved in the vandalism.
A group of commemorative high school students were approved to use “Post-it” notes on the wall to decorate and place messages around the campus as part of last night’s senior mischief. Staff were on the scene to monitor the students, but things changed rapidly and Frisco police and fire departments became involved. A small group of those students destroyed the campus and were unable to hold classes at MHS for the rest of the week.
I would like to make it clear that campus and district staff are working with police to identify all individuals involved in vandalism. Disciplinary action will be taken and Frisco ISD will prosecute the responsible person to the fullest extent of the law.
The damage is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars, including wall paint, furniture destruction, and fire extinguishers released throughout the campus. All surfaces of the 300,000-square-foot campus should be cleaned, including walls, ceilings, and floors. Frisco ISD makes students bear the costs associated with cleanup.
Currently, parents, students and staff are planning to receive personal belongings remaining on campus. We will inform you of the pick-up date and time next week.
From the bottom of my heart
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