Burglary alarm tripped at Teaneck High School in New Jersey at 2.30am; The students face burglary and trespassing charges over the prank which went 'a little too far', authorities said “It’s not fun and games.”. Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com: It’s a very serious offense. Superintendent Barbara Pinsak said the district is also considering disciplining the students. TEANECK, N.J. -- Many of the dozens of high school students arrested after a senior class prank will have the charges against them downgraded, a prosecutor said. Teaneck High School Mission Statement The mission of Teaneck High School, a diverse and inclusive community with a history of excellence, is to provide a superior education by empowering students to develop the skills to become lifelong learners and effective citizens in a globalized society through an engaging curriculum and nurturing environment. The school opened in time for the morning bell Thursday. TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — More than 60 students were arrested at Teaneck High School Thursday after police said they broke into the school for a senior class prank, greased doorknobs with Vaseline and urinated in the hallways. Police were called to a burglar alarm at the school around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. (Credit: Lauren London, via Twitter), Vandalism in an alleged senior prank at Teaneck High School. “I know he thought it was fun and games, but it’s real life,” Carlos Garrison, a parent of one of the students, told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. And the ones that did it, the seniors, they probably shouldn’t be able to graduate,” she said. The juveniles were turned over to their parents while the 24 adult students faced a judge, many wearing Teaneck High School sweatshirts. “They told us they checked several cameras in the station — yeah we never knew that,” Cruz and Luis said. They were charged with burglary and criminal mischief. A senior prank at Teaneck High School that included urinating in hallways, taping hot dogs to lockers, and putting Vaseline on doors resulted in the arrest of 62 students for vandalism. (Credit: @mahadevi_). Teaneck Prank, May 1, 2014. While the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office decides if all of the students will face harsh criminal charges, the Board of Education will determine if and how the students will be disciplined at school. Police in front of Teaneck High School, May 1, 2014. 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Seventeen surrounding police departments were also called in to help round-up students, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported. Another parent told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones she hopes the school also takes action. “If this was a senior class prank, I just don’t believe that a lot of them realize the seriousness of it as far as breaking into the building,” said Teaneck Police Sgt. “The police should not have arrested these kids.”. 60 Teens Arrested After Senior Pranksters Break Into New Jersey School, Urinate in Hallways Teaneck High School was trashed, with urine in the hallways, desks flipped over and … Not to mention the criminal mischief, the vandalism that went on.”. 62 students arrested in Teaneck High School Prank - students vandalized school, urinated in halls in early hours of the morning. Both were among the dozens rounded up and arrested in the melee. “The district continues to assess the situation and is considering the consequences it will impose on the students implicated,” she said in the statement. Copyright © 2020 by The Associated Press. “Numerous desks, chairs were dragged out into the hallways, you couldn’t make it through some of the hallways,” said Acting Police Chief Robert Carney. Carney said as they were arrested, some were laughing, but others were scared. [display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″], By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our, Hot dog pieces were left on lockers as part of an alleged senior prank at Teaneck High School. “It’s just totally disrespectful. “We blew up balloons, moved desks around, and stringed up lockers together, and next thing you know police are everywhere,” students Bryan Cruz and John Luis told CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown. Police said even before going inside, officers could see students through the school’s windows. The security alarm inside the school tipped off police, and authorities watched the destruction happening on surveillance video, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported. The New Jersey students were arrested at Teaneck High School around 2 a.m. EST after a burglary alarm alerted police, NJ.com reported. “The urine all over the hallways, the grease that was applied to the doors, there was a large amount of it.”. TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — More than 60 students were arrested at Teaneck High School Thursday after police said they broke into the school for a senior class prank, greased doorknobs with Vaseline and urinated in the hallways. But some parents said the prank wasn’t that bad. Police were called to a burglar alarm at the school … When officers arrived, they also found desks and chairs flipped over, graffiti on the walls, silly string on the floor and hot dogs taped to lockers, police said. TEANECK, N.J. -- Many of the dozens of high school students arrested after a senior class prank will have the charges against them downgraded, a prosecutor said. TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three former students charged in a senior prank at Teaneck High School have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. Police said students told officers it was all a senior prank, which they said is an annual tradition at the high school. John Garland. In all, police said 62 students were arrested, including 38 juveniles and 24 students who are 18 or older. Students in Teaneck, N.J., might have taken senior prank season a bit too far this year.