- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Charges have been filed against 18 recent Flathead High School graduates for their alleged involvement in a senior prank, which caused thousands of dollars in damage at the school.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (https://bit.ly/1Q3mhKr ) the group, all over the age of 18, has been charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespass in connection with the May 10 vandalism. Assistant City Attorney Emily Von Jentzen says potential charges are still pending against three individuals.

The suspects broke into the school and caused an estimated $4,000 in damage. They destroyed vending machines, ripped drinking fountains from the walls and damaged a 7-foot statue of a moose.

Those involved were barred from attending the schools’ June 4 graduation ceremony.

Von Jentzen says they’ll have an opportunity to dispute the charges in court.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com


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