Senior pranks have become a tradition at some high schools around this time of year in West Virginia. However, state police say what happened at Wayne High School this week went beyond general mischief and crossed the line into criminal destruction of property.
Someone broke into the school and spread parts of a deer carcass throughout the building. Investigators said blood from the animal seeped into the floor in some places and deer urine was sprayed on a number of seats in the building.
Janitors at the school spent much of Friday trying to rid the building of the foul odor and clean up the mess.
Troopers said they were using surveillance video to identify suspects, whom they believe were recent graduates of the school. They said the suspects also may have bought some of the articles used in their vandalism spree at a local Wal-Mart. No charges had been filed as of Saturday morning.