- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Two South Dakota students are facing charges after authorities accused them of breaking into a high school and causing $6,000 in damage.

Sioux Falls Police say the 18-year-old students broke into Lincoln High School and spent three hours damaging school property. Police say high school seniors Addison John Park and Alex Everett Engel damaged a lunch room table, a copy machine and a cash register.

School staff recognized the suspects using the building’s surveillance system. Both students have been charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree intentional damage to property. Park was also charged with petty theft because police accuse him of stealing backpacks.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the incident “was a school prank they obviously went too far.”

It wasn’t immediately clear Thursday whether each student has an attorney.

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