GUSTINE -- School officials and police officers are continuing to look into last week's Gustine High School senior prank that caused the death of a pig and $4,500 worth of damage.
"We are still in the process of investigating the incident," Gustine Unified School District Superintendent Gail McWilliams said.
Devon Stavrowsky, Gustine's interim police chief, said Friday that police were called to the North Avenue campus about 1:30 that morning.
The officers discovered that the campus had been covered in graffiti, textbooks had been destroyed, buildings had been broken into and the agriculture program's animals had been let out of their pens. One pig broke a leg and had to be put down Friday, Stavrowsky said.
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McWilliams added that a teacher reported the theft of some medals he had received while in the military. Reports of missing computers, however, are false, she said.
As of Friday, no arrests had been made. It is unknown whether charges will be pressed against any students or which part of the damage was supposed to be the seniors' prank.
"Some people showed up that were probably not part of it" and caused some of the damage, Stavrowsky said Friday.
He said officers detained some seniors early Friday and collected 26 names of students on the scene. But the chief estimates that as many as 60 students were involved in the prank's planning or the act itself.
Those students as well as their parents, school officials and police met privately Friday night to decide the next course of action. Stavrowsky said Friday that he hoped the students would "step up" and take responsibility for their actions. Stavrowsky was unavailable for comment Tuesday.
McWilliams did not share what occurred. "You can contact the Police Department for comment on their meeting Friday night," she said in an e-mail to the Merced Sun-Star.
Gustine Police Department officials did not return calls or e-mails by press time Tuesday.
Tuesday night, after the school district board's special closed-session board meeting, McWil- liams said no disciplinary decisions have been made by school administrators or the board. "That will all be decided after the investigation is complete," she said.
McWilliams added that school administrators, not the police, are looking into what kind of school-related consequences students will face. "The police have their investigation, we have ours," she said.
No senior trips have been canceled and the Class of 2008 graduation remains set for June 6.
It is unknown whether Tuesday night's special school board meeting was called solely to discuss the incident. The only item on the agenda was a closed session item titled "conference with legal counsel" because of a "significant exposure to litigation." The board had nothing to report when it reconvened in open session.