Homecoming prank lands more than a dozen N. Salem teens in hot water

Eighteen high school seniors are in trouble for the graffiti messages they painted on school grounds.

It is not the first time students at North Salem Middle/High School have graphically shown their school spirit during homecoming. But according to Superintendent of Schools Debra Jackson, this year's prank reached a new level by having references to sex and drugs.

Jackson says in the past, students used chalk to draw things such as tiger paws. This time police were notified about a car being parked on school grounds at night on October 2. From that call, 18 seniors were identified by police and banned by school officials from taking part in homecoming.

The school's director of buildings says the graffiti has been painted on the parking lots with what appears to be enamel based paint. He says it makes his job of cleaning up the graffiti that much more difficult.

For now, the only disciplinary action taken against the students was banning them from homecoming. But a parent of one of the students being disciplined told News 12 Westchester that there is another side to the story. She said once the parents hire an attorney, they plan on going public with their story.

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