Are seniors to blame for criminal damage in Casa Grande?

Posted: Updated:
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – What may have been a senior class prank went too far at a high school in Casa Grande early Monday morning.

Police responded to the school at about midnight Sunday night after receiving reports of a burglary.

Cmdr. Scott Sjerven said it appears the suspects broke into Casa Grande Union High School after breaking the lock on a gate.

The culprits put the school mascot on top of a building and spray-painted graffiti throughout the school in at least 100 spots.

Sjerven said they believe this involved more than one suspect and are not sure if this was a senior prank gone too far or if this involves other suspects.

The crimes committed are considered felonies. Those responsible face burglary and aggravated criminal damage.

"I held a meeting this morning immediately to tell them that I was not happy with the information and what had happened to the campus and I did tell them that graduation is in seven days and that I would hold the graduation until I got names," Principal Edna Morris said.

Casa Grande police hope to obtain surveillance video that will possibly help identify those responsible.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Casa Grande Police Department at 520-836-8500.