It was a senior prank gone wrong. A group of students broke into their high school at three in the morning and released 72,000 ladybugs across the campus. What was supposed to be a fun joke turned out to be a nightmare.
According to ABC News 75 of the school’s seniors donated money to help pay for the thousands of ladybugs which were bought online for about $100.
After an investigation by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, they narrowed the suspects down to seven students. Five of those students forced the doors of Chopticon High School open while the other two waited in the car.
Those who broke into the school wore masks and hooded sweatshirts to try and conceal their identity.
All of the students who participated in the prank were male, and four of them who are juveniles are being charged with fourth-degree burglary, property destruction under $1,000 and disruption of school activities. The others are being charged as adults with criminal summons. One of the boys who participated in the prank will not be able to walk in his graduation ceremony.
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