Students Smear Peanut Butter at Sacramento High School
More than two dozen students at a Sacramento high school have been barred from walking at graduation after they spray painted profane graffiti and smeared peanut butter throughout the campus, school officials said.
The vandalism at C.K. McClatchy High School this week was billed as a senior prank. But Principal Peter Lambert said it went too far.
A student with a peanut allergy suffered a bad reaction. Other students with peanut allergies were not able to attend school.
The vandals also spread toilet paper and threw eggs, causing more than $5,000 in damage.
Lambert said the school is investigating between 25 and 32 people in the nearly 500-person senior class in connection with the vandalism, and he plans to seek restitution for the damage. A total of 30 students have been barred from taking part in graduation ceremonies.
Sacramento police spokesman Andrew Pettit said a criminal case could also be launched.