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12 students charged after 'senior prank' at Lincoln County high school

Eight of the students arrested were charged as adults.

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A dozen students are facing criminal charges after a senior prank at a high school after officials say they vandalized the campus.

The incident happened at North Lincoln High School in the late evening hours of Monday, May 22, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say 12 students entered the school and ransacked multiple classrooms and painted vulgarities on walls.

Lincoln County Schools officials told all students that they would not be allowed to enter the school during any "senior prank" event, according to the sheriff's office.

School authorities told students that criminal activity would not be allowed to pass as a prank.

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Eight of the charged students are being charged as adults:

  1. Quinton Cook
  2. Seth Patrick
  3. Skyler Sifford
  4. Jaiden Sellers
  5. Gage Servoss
  6. Alexander Jones
  7. Luke Walker
  8. Jacob Smith

Investigators say all eight are above the age of 18.

At least two other senior prank incidents have spawned police investigations in the Charlotte area this month. 

One prank left hallways at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte covered in trash and another at Sun Valley High School in Union County caused an estimated $20,000 in damages. Two people were arrested for the Sun Valley High School incident.

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