Union Co. deputies searching for suspects in senior prank

Outlets and computer equipment were damaged, officials said.
Charges could be coming soon.
Published: May. 20, 2023 at 3:31 PM EDT
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - Deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office are looking to identify the students who took part in a senior “prank” that damaged equipment throughout a Monroe school.

A group of students at Sun Valley High School are said to have poured honey onto electrical panels, printers and copiers, according to the sheriff’s office. They also allegedly spread flour and toilet paper throughout the hallways.

Videos of the events were posted on social media.

“I recall seeing like toilet paper and trash all in the hall, in between the lockers,” said Jenna Williams in Union County. “I just thought it was a little bit over the top, I know there are senior pranks that go on at the end of the school year, but I thought it was a little too much.”

The sheriff’s office posted a response on social media titled “‘Senior Pranks;” How to Avoid Being Arrested, Prosecuted, and Fined.”

“The time and money it has and will take to clean this school and replace the electrical and computer equipment that was destroyed is still being calculated but is expected to be significant,” the post read in part.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 704-283-3789.