- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Sixteen Farmington high school students are facing charges in connection with a prank that occurred during homecoming week.

Police say a group of seniors kidnapped four juniors on Sept. 27 and took them on a joy ride as part of a war between the classes. The juniors say their hands were zip tied, and then two of them were locked in the trunk of a vehicle while the other two were forced into the backseat. Other teens involved in the prank followed in separate vehicles.

Police say the car carrying the juniors was involved in a fender bender near the high school.

The 17-year-old driver was charged in juvenile court Wednesday with criminal vehicular operation and fifth-degree assault. The other students have been offered the opportunity to complete an accountability program in exchange for the dismissal of a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.


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