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Originally published May 2, 2014 at 7:35 AM | Page modified May 2, 2014 at 5:47 PM

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Schools boss says New Jersey class prank overblown

The head of a New Jersey school district where more than 60 students were arrested after being accused of pulling a senior class prank says their antics were overblown in the media.


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This is not a "senior prank". It's vandalism. MORE
I suggest that part of the punishment be writing an essay on the difference between a prank and vandalism. MORE
Didn't you read the article? There was no urinating. The "schools boss" made a point of correcting that... MORE

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TEANECK, N.J. —

The head of a New Jersey school district where more than 60 students were arrested after being accused of pulling a senior class prank says their antics were overblown in the media.

Teaneck Superintendent Barbara Pinsak issued a statement Friday saying janitors cleaning Teaneck High School found no evidence to back up initial police reports students had urinated in the hallways.

Teaneck police haven't responded to Pinsak's comments.

Pinsak says there was no damage to school property and the cleanup consisted of removing petroleum jelly from doorknobs, sweeping floors of debris and removing graffiti. She says the district doesn't condone the students' behavior but exaggerated reports of mayhem "misrepresent" their school and community.

Sixty-three high school seniors were charged with burglary and criminal mischief.



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