School Offers Reward for ID of Pool Pranksters
TROY (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 today.