Four graduating seniors were banned from their high school graduation ceremony and arrested Wednesday afternoon because they spray painted the outside walls of Waterford High School over the weekend, Superintendent Jerome Belair said.
The spray painting happened over the weekend as part of a senior prank, Belair said. Class of 2011 and other logos were sprayed on the outside walls of the courtyard and beyond, he said.
Principal Donald Macrino found the spray paint when he got into work Monday morning, Belair said. The police have since taken over the investigation, Belair said.
“Kids talk,” the superintendent said, referring to how the students were caught.
The four students have since taken responsibility for their actions, Belair said. The investigation is still ongoing, he said.
The spray paint has since been cleaned off, Belair said.
Police Sgt. Jonathan Pettigrew said the case is still under investigation by the detective division. No arrests were documented in the police logs as of Thursday morning at 9 a.m.