School offers reward for ID of pool pranksters
Sunday, May 15, 2011
TROY, Mo. (AP) — Officials at Troy Buchanan High School have offered a reward for information leading to the culprits of a prank that caused $15,000 damage to a floor.
The Lincoln County Sheriff is investigating the prank in which someone constructed a swimming pool inside the school’s commons late May 5 or early May 6 and filled it with water.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the pranksters hooked up a hose to fill the pool and left it running.
District spokeswoman April Bryant says the $15,000 repair bill comes at a time when the district has cut $6 million from its budget in the last two years. Taxpayers approved a rate increase to restore about $3.3 million of those cuts.
Gov. Jay Nixon is speaking at the school’s graduation on Sunday.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com