Vandals spray paint 'poop' on buildings at Gainesville High School
GAINESVILLE, GA (CBS46) -
An end of the year prank could get some Gainesville students in trouble, just before graduation.
Gainesville High School was vandalized with graffiti, and now the school and police are closing in on who did it.
Students at Gainesville High School said they know the pranks are coming as the days tick down to graduation.
"It's part of school tradition. It's maybe not our proudest, but it's that time of year," said sophomore Nolen Bryant.
But assistant superintendent Elfreda Lakey said this prank might have gone too far.
"I can't remember anything to this extent," said Lakey.
The words "poo" or "poop" were spraypainted on buildings all over campus, even a trailer near the baseball diamond.
Students said the whole idea of a prank is to make people laugh and normally people brag about it, but some said this prank is nothing to brag about.
"I saw it. I just didn't think it was very clever on their part," said sophomore Lee Jennings.
"If you're going to get in trouble you might as well make a legend out of yourself. Poop is not legendary whatsoever," said sophomore Baxter Geyer.
A bust among your classmates is one thing, but things might only get worse for whoever did it.
The school caught the suspects on surveillance cameras and now it's just a matter of identifying who it was.
"We will deal with it accordingly. If it was just an innocent prank we will deal with it, but if it was to be malicious, and that will be determined by the amount of damage done, than we will act accordingly. Trust me we will act accordingly," said Lakey.
Punishment could be anywhere from a slap on the wrist to a trip to tribunal.
Students are split on what the school should do.
"If it were me I wouldn't do too much to them. They were stupid and didn't hurt anybody," said Jennings.
"It's not that big of a deal," said Bryant.
But Geyer had a different take on it. "I think they shouldn't be able to walk if they do find them because it's an immature prank," said Geyer.
Graduation is Friday so school officials need to complete the investigation and make a decision on punishment by Thursday.
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