Twiggs students won’t face criminal charges for prank damage

The Twiggs County High School students who vandalized the school over the weekend won’t be facing criminal charges, according to a news release from the school system.

The district is declining to press charges against the students involved, the release said, but will take other disciplinary action against them.

The vandalism, part of a senior prank, included knocking books off shelves, spray painting and toilet-papering the school inside and outside.

Twiggs County school Superintendent Elgin Dixon warned seniors on Thursday against pulling pranks, saying they would be held out of graduation if they caused damage. Over the weekend, Dixon said students wouldn’t receive their diplomas until they paid for the damage.

Security cameras identified eight of the nine students who took part in the vandalism.

Ten custodians worked throughout the weekend to clean the school in time for Monday’s classes.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Phillip Ramati, call 744-4334.