LINCOLNTON – A senior prank at East Lincoln High School on May 17 left the school and buses with damage.

Deputies responded to a call on May 18 about vandalism at the school. School officials reported buses and some interior areas of the school building had been covered with some type sticky substance and glitter. They also advised some type of meat and eggs had been placed in the HVAC system on the roof of the school.  Damage was estimated at approximately $5,000.

After viewing school security video, school officials identified 12 students involved in the prank.  They met with the students and parents about the incident.  The students admitted to their involvement.

Warrants were issued against the students involved on May 19.  Zachary James Nguyen, Nathan Carter Thompson, Zachary Ryan Dellinger, William Thomas White, Jonathan Issac Nauman, John Conner Dallin, Brock Michael Callahan and Ian Bryce Hall, all 18 years old and students at the school, were charged with misdemeanor offenses. So far seven of the students charged in the incident turned themselves in at the Magistrate’s Office. Juvenile petitions are being drawn on four students today. The charges ranged from trespassing, breaking and entering, injury to real property and injury to personal property.

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