Four Ohio teenagers arrested Friday were charged with felonies after damaging 24 school buses as part of a senior prank.
Clark County sheriff's officials say the teens removed valve stems from tires on buses used by Northwestern Local School District in Springfield. Authorities say the vandalism forced school officials to cancel all classes in the 2,000-student district on Friday. School officials estimate repairs will cost thousands of dollars.
According to WHIO, Taylor Monroe, 18, Stewart Parrott, 18, Anthony Esposito, 19, and Justin Weekly, 18, are charged with vandalism and disrupting public service.
The sheriff's office, in a statement, says the students also left behind a message written in chalk that read: "You have been pranked by seniors 2015" and "To have school or to not have school?"
“I’m disappointed in the students,” District Superintendent Tony Orr said, according to WHIO. “We expect our students to use better judgment. But in this case, they did not.”
Orr said the students caused "some real damage."
"They’re going to have to pay for it,” he told the station.
Orr said students might have to make up the canceled day, but graduation will not be affected.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.