IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. – Two North Carolina students are facing felony charges after a senior prank that the police and their high school did not find funny.
WSOC reported that Shannon Farrell and Lakia Hall, both 18-years-old, took alarm clocks and put them in lockers no longer used and set them to go off every few minutes.
One of the schools resource officers found one of the alarm clocks in the lockers and thought it was a bomb.
About 1,700 students at South Iredell High School were evacuated to the bleachers at the football field. No explosive devices were ever found.
“It raised suspicion because number one the alarm was going off inside,” Troutman Police Chief Matthew Selves told WBTV. “These are lockers that are not used by students.”
Both teens were later charged with felony hoax charges for putting a “false bomb” in a public building. School officials said they take matters like this very seriously.
Farrell said she and other students didn’t realize the prank would cause a problem. She said she never expected people to react the way they did.