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May 6, 2014

Police Roundup

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Knox Central vandalism arrests continue

Rotted fish reportedly thrown in hallways; syrup dumped on floors

Police called it “a prank gone wrong.”

What had been planned as a prank played out by seniors at Knox Central High School on Friday turned out to be vandalism of the school building. Several students were arrested on the charges.

The Barbourville Police Department said Monday more arrests of students and adults could be coming.

The incident happened Friday, shortly before 1 a.m.

Detective Steve Owens reported the vandalism was caused “by a group of juveniles and adults.”

Word of the act came after officers made a traffic stop a little after 11 p.m. Thursday night, with persons involved in the planning of the vandalism which intended to be a prank played by members of the senior class.

“Some were high school students at Knox Central and some adults were involved as well. The driver of the vehicle admitted to the officers that individuals in the stopped vehicle were going to take part in the prank.”

Early Friday morning, police noticed some vehicles parked across the highway from the school that were not previously parked there. While one officer was checking one of the vehicles, the other officer went up to the high school and noticed there were people inside the building.

Officers set up a makeshift perimeter and made entry inside the building, at which time the occupants of the building ran outside, while three of them were caught trying to get away.

Owens said the people tore signs off the wall of the building, dumped sand and syrup on the floors, placed Vaseline on the door handles and threw some type of rotted fish in the hallways.

Police did not list the total number of persons arrested, saying they continue to identify those persons involved.

“Several came to the station to turn themselves in today, and there could be more coming,” Owens noted Monday.

Barbourville police continue to investigate.

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