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Teen Facing Jail Time For High School Prank
Updated May 5, 2013 12:09 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(RUSHVILLE, IN) - A teen is facing possible jail time for a school prank that caused the evacuation of Rushville High School.

18-year-old Tyell Morton could face eight years in prison after administrators thought someone was putting a suspicious package in a girls bathroom and evacuated the school.

Morton says he was just trying to put a blow up doll in the bathroom as a prank.

Joel Schumm, Clinical Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis says Morton is being charged with Institutional Criminal Mischief which means there was at least $2,500 in damage to the school, specifically to physical property or items in the school.

The rush county prosecutor's office is alleging there was $8,000 in damage to the school.

Schumm says he doesn't think the case will go to trial, and if it does and Morton is convicted, it could lead to a change in the law.



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