Three Charged In “Senior Prank” at Cabool HS

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CABOOL, Mo. – Three area teenagers each face charges after what two of the suspects called a “senior prank” at Cabool High School.

18-year-old Jakup Casper of Cabool, 19-year-old Aaron Leubbert of Cabool, and 18-year-old Edward Taylor Jr. of Willow Springs were each charged with felony 2nd degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of stealing and property damage.

Court documents in the case state that Cabool High School Principal Brad Shockley reported to the Cabool Police Department April 19 that a school building had been broken into the night before.

Officers arrived to find several rooms with sheets of paper, paper towels, silly string, spray chalk, paper cups strewn throughout the building. Several classrooms had individual items and groups of desks wrapped in plastic wrap. A smart board was damaged in one room, as was a computer, a display case, and memorabilia.

Items reportedly stolen during the spree included a drafting plate, a trophy and two epi-pens used to quell allergic reactions.

Surveillance video reportedly showed three suspects enter the structure at about 2 am April 19, and police developed the identities of the suspects throughout the day.

The three reportedly confessed to officers with the Cabool Police Department, with Casper and Taylor repeatedly stating that the incident was a “senior prank”.

They were held at report time in the Texas County Jail on $150,000 bond.

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