Teens balk at TV interview after boasting about icy prank

Teens balk at TV interview after boasting about icy prank
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One of the teens came back to shovel the ice from the school after he and his father agreed he should help. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
One of the teens came back to shovel the ice from the school after he and his father agreed he should help. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) - What started with an investigation into an icy prank at Southaven High School, ended with the pranksters tracking down WMC Action News 5.

Tuesday night, two students recorded themselves pouring water into the parking lot at Southaven High School.

In the video, one of the culprits can be heard saying, "We might go to jail, but we ain't going to school."

A spokeswoman for DeSoto County Schools called the video proof of vandalism.

"Although the students saw this as a practical joke, their actions could put others in harm's way. This is vandalism. DeSoto County School District has a code of discipline to address this type of behavior."

WMC Action News 5 went to find out what was going on, and we didn't have to go far before finding two students claiming to be behind the prank.

"Channel 5 trying to find us. Little do they know, we're right behind you!" one of the students said in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday.

A few minutes later, WMC's Michael Clark called one of the pranksters and he agreed to meet up and talk about what happened.

Again, they posted a video talking themselves up.

"I just want to let y'all know, it's about to go down. I just got off the phone with Michael Clark from Action News 5, and we're about to meet up for the interview of a lifetime."

That interview never happened. The students never showed up.

In a text message, they explained to Michael Clark one of their family members told them not to do the interview. However, the teenagers did plenty of talking through social media, posting play-by-play pictures and video.

Other students took to social media, calling the duo "heroes." Many tweeted at the group, who seemed to love the attention.

"Even if we're out of school tomorrow, we might just do it again the next night - isn't that right?" one of the pranksters said on social media.

One of the teens did return to the school to shovel ice after he and his father agreed that he should help clean up.

DeSoto County School officials confirm Southaven High School will be in session Thursday just like all the other schools in the district.

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