BOWIE, Md. (WJLA) — A group of Bowie High School students were involved in an incident where they dressed in black, shot students and faculty with replica squirt guns, and set off fireworks in the school as a senior prank.
The incident took place on May 15.
At least one student was hurt. And many are saying the so-called prank went too far.
The students face discipline and possible charges. The incident occurred in the high school's main building, according to a letter from Bowie High School principal Robynne W. Prince.
"Around 10:45 a.m., a small group of students participated in an inappropriate "senior prank" that resulted in a school evacuation," the letter in part reads. "The prank involved spraying students and staff with squirt guns and setting off fireworks in the hallway."
"School administration is taking this incident very seriously and coordinating with local police; the students involved will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law and disciplined according to the PGCPS Student Code of Conduct."