Students Arrested for Vandalizing Rockland County High School: Cops

Some students at Pearl River High School spray-painted graffiti across the side of the building and damaged school property, officials said

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    At least five seniors have been arrested after police say they vandalized Pearl River High School in Rockland County last week. John Noel reports. (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

    A group of Rockland County high school students was arrested for vandalizing their school, police said Tuesday. 

    Students at Pearl River High School spray-painted graffiti across the side of the building and dragged soccer goals, hurdles, benches and other heavy sports equipment across a field, damaging the turf and equipment late last Thursday night and into Friday morning, police said.

    "I think it was a prank taken a little too far," said Kieran Brennan, a senior at the school. "They didn't really realize the extent of what they were doing, whoever did it."

    Orangetown Police have since arrested five seniors for the wild night of vandalism.

    "We are deeply disappointed with the actions of a group of students," said Dr. John Morgano, the Pearl River School District's superintendent. "The district will discipline and press charges against any individual that was found to be involved."

    Meanwhile, maintenance workers at the school have been busy trying to clean up the mess. 

    The school's principal said the cost to repair the damage from that night may reach $10,000.    

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