Students May Face Felony Charges for Senior Prank
WELDON SPRING, Mo. (KMOX) — A prank, that’s an annual right of passage for some St. Charles County high school students, now may result in serious criminal charges.
Every year, right before graduation, it’s been an unofficial — and definitely unsanctioned — tradition for seniors at Francis Howell High School to paint up a section of Highway 94, near where it passes by their campus at the intersection of Highway D.
But police say four students went too far last night, when they poured a giant puddle of paint onto the roadway. KMOV reports that the prank ruined the finish of several vehicles that splashed through the mess. MoDOT had to dispatch a special cleaning crew to mop up.
St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputies say the price tag for fixing all those cars — plus the manpower needed to clean the road — might result in felony charges for the students.