With graduation drawing near, some high school students are taking pranks to the next level and it isn’t ending well.
A 16-year-old is facing multiple charges for riding a motorcycle through Hart High School’s campus Wednesday morning including hit-and-run and reckless driving.
The incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. and a video later surfaced on Twitter showing a young man on a motorcycle riding through campus.
The 16-year-old, who is not a student at Hart High School but is from Santa Clarita, was arrested and later released to his parents. He is facing reckless driving charges, hit-and-run, disturbance on school grounds and driving without a license.
“The hit-and-run charges stem from a student who suffered minor injuries after hit foot was run over,” said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The incident was the second prank to go wrong on a school campus this week.
Masked seniors ran through Valencia High School’s campus reportedly throwing eggs. One yard duty was struck in the face and suffered a swollen nose and small cut. Another student suffered a seizure after he reportedly tried to chase and tackle the seniors when he was hit by one of the eggs.
The student was taken to the hospital but has since been released.
“Sometimes students do things that they think is harmless fun but something really bad can happen,” said Miller. “They could face criminal charges of battery,” said Miller.
There have not been charges filed against the Valencia High School seniors as of yet, but detectives are investigating the incident.
The Hart district released the following statement in response to “senior pranks,” and other on-campus incidents:
“In no way does the Hart School District condone anything that could result in injury or property damage. This includes ‘pranks.’ Our staff takes every step possible to thwart pranks and, if one does occur, will hold those involved accountable. We also want to remind students that whenever a small group imagines a “harmless little prank,” unintended consequences often happen.
Senior pranks sometimes get out of hand and cost the district valuable resources. If anyone, student, staff or family member, hears of a possible student prank, please notify school administration.
We ask parents of seniors to please take a few minutes and speak to your student about the importance of continuing to make good decisions down the final stretch. In particular, please encourage your seniors to not risk their ability to walk at graduation by organizing or participating in a senior prank that is offensive or results in damage to the school.”