The Union County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols at schools after a TikTok video surfaced of damage at Sun Valley High School caused by an alleged "senior prank." "We have responded and investigated several seniors pranks throughout the years but nothing that has resulted in such criminal property damage incident as this," James Maye, a lieutenant with the sheriff's office, explained to WCNC Charlotte. "We had several items of furniture that were damaged and completely taken out of classrooms. The cleanup cost itself - from flour being spread throughout the school; honey and syrup poured all over electrical panels, which is not only dangerous but expensive to replace." A video posted on TikTok shows damage across the school's campus, including plastic cling wrap being placed on bathroom fixtures. At least one classroom's lights no longer worked and an electric exit sign was destroyed.
According to WSOC-TV, the prank was captured on a TikTok video and left the high school with significant and costly property damage resulting in an extensive clean-up and repair process. The district said it happened Thursday night and deputies were able to get everything cleaned up in time for Friday classes.
The school said it resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in damage. As of Saturday, no arrests have been made in connection with this incident. The school district said it’s unknown how many students will be disciplined.