Longview high seniors barred from graduation following ‘senior prank’

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – Longview ISD announced that some high school students that participated in a “prank” vandalized the school and are suspended, barring them from participating in graduation.

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According to a release, several students were suspected of participating in a “senior prank” overnight between Wednesday and Thursday at the high school. Longview ISD announced that the suspected students are suspended and they will not participate in graduation on Friday night.

The district announced that there were also students involved from a “neighboring high school,” Longview ISD has contacted officials from their districts as well.

“While we believe important milestones should be celebrated and we understand the long-standing tradition of ‘senior pranks’ at high schools across the country there is a clear line between a prank and the destruction of public property. The disruption of student learning, monetary costs to our district, extra burden on our hard-working staff, and disregard for community property will not be tolerated,” Longview ISD said.

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Longview ISD said that the extent of the damages is under investigation and being evaluated, they also said that the Longview Police Department is involved.

Longview High School’s graduation is taking place Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Lobo Stadium.

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