In a statement issued today, Sharon Clark, Principal of Sophie B. Wright High School said that criminal and civil actions are being considered against students who participated in a water fight at the school last Friday, April 5, 2019.
According to the statement, school property was sprayed with water and one restroom was “compromised” during what appears to be a water balloon and water gun fight carried out as a senior prank. Clark also says at least one teacher and one student were injured.
School administration was aware of the prank ahead of time and had warned students that the water fight was against school policy. Students were directed not to participate, with a warning that participation would result in their elimination from senior activities, including graduation.
“Sophie B. Wright High School does not tolerate any behavior that disrupts our community or creates an unsafe environment,” the statement reads. “Our policies are clearly defined and our students are constantly reminded that their actions have consequences.”
According to Clark, students involved in the prank may face civil or criminal charges as a result of the personal injuries and any damage to school property as a result of the prank.
“The investigations into the damage to people and property will continue and further criminal and civil actions will be determined. In the meantime, we want to remind our school community of the importance of adhering to our policies that emphasize safety to all people and property within our jurisdiction.”
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