(CLAYTON) - Some students at Cascade High School found themselves in a sticky situation after a senior prank involving thousands of sticky notes.
Five seniors and one junior were suspended for two days for posting about 12,000 sticky notes in decorative displays in the school's hallways, windows and floors.
The students carried out the prank Monday night, RTV6's Jenna Kooi reported.
School officials said the students were not allowed in the building, but the students begged to differ.
"We are fortunate in all these aspects that no one got hurt in the process. Students weren't being supervised while they were in the building," said Superintendent Patrick Spray.
Senior Anthony Canaday said a school staff member gave them access to the building after-hours.
"We had a custodian with us 100 percent of the time. She wanted to make sure there would be nothing she would get in trouble for," Canaday said.
Spray said he recommended that the custodian in question be terminated. Junior Chase Wilson told RTV6 that custodian is his mother.
"She got fired because the superintendent said she let them in, but they had a key from a fellow school board member who is a parent of one of the kids who got suspended," Wilson said.
"The only way we got into the school was through a key that a fellow school board member had given us, and her daughter was also involved in this," Canaday said. "When we have permission from a head custodian and we have a key from a school board member, of all people, saying 'Here's a key, I accept this.'"
Parent Chandra Riddle thought the incident had been blown out of proportion.
"This is not that bad of a prank. It's not like they defaced the school or spray painted on the school or anything. It's not a bad prank," Riddle said.
School officials stood firm in their decision.
"You have to draw the line. We're not going to have access to the building after-hours without someone knowing and people being supervised," Spray said.
Officials said the students will still be allowed to graduate with their class.
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