Teens Charged in New Jersey High School Prank Appear in Court

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    Three former students charged after a senior prank at a northern New Jersey high school have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders.

    The Record reports the 18-year-old students will pay $158 in court fees and must stay out of trouble for six months. If they abide by those conditions, they will walk away without criminal records.

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    The students' supporters say what the kids did was a mistake, not a crime. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014)

    The deals were approved during a municipal court session on Wednesday.

    The three defendants were among dozens of Teaneck High School students charged after a May 1 prank there caused widespread vandalism in the school that included graffiti and overturned desks and chairs

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    Dozens of students at Teaneck High School held a rally after school Wednesday in support of the 63 students arrested last week in a senior prank, and to protest the charges. Rob Schmitt reports (Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014)

    The students initially were charged with burglary and criminal mischief, but Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli later downgraded the charges.

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