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Campus Vandalism Leads to Early School Closure

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Exterior view of Frisco ISD Memorial High School. | Image from Friso Memorial PTSA Facebook

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An act of vandalism at Memorial High School in Frisco on May 19 caused classes to be canceled for the last two days of the school year.

In a letter from the district to students, staff, and parents obtained by CBS News, Frisco ISD explained that a sanctioned senior prank at the school went wrong and led to damages worth thousands of dollars.

According to the district, a group of students from the school stuck Post-it notes on the walls to decorate and share messages around the campus. However, the situation escalated, and the Frisco Police and Fire Departments got involved.

The district explained that a small group of the students sanctioned for the prank vandalized the campus and stopped classes.

Videos posted to social media show what appears to be Memorial High covered in toilet paper. Videos also showed security cameras wrapped in plastic, walls plastered with sticky notes, and multiple fire extinguishers being set off.

Frisco ISD says it is working with the police department to investigate the vandalism and identify the parties involved. “Disciplinary measures will be enforced and Frisco ISD intends to prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law,” the letter read.

The district also said that it would hold the students responsible for cleanup costs as every surface on the 300,000 sq. ft. campus, including walls, floors, and ceilings, needs cleaning.

A plan for students, staff, and parents to pick up their belongings at the campus is underway, the district said. Times and dates will be communicated “sometime next week.”

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