Monday, May 19, 2008

Police dog halts attempted school prank at Glencliff

A 2008 high school graduate who tried to pull off a prank at Glencliff High School was caught in the act after an alarm went off, police said. Police and school security responded to an alarm call just before 4 a.m. Monday at Glencliff High at 160 Antioch Pike, Metro police Capt. David Imhof said. The canine unit was brought to the scene, and the typical warnings were yelled out, he said. Police located a suspect inside the school, a 17-year-old girl. The police dog grabbed her but didn't bite her, Imhof said. However, the teen received some scrapes that were not considered serious injuries, according to police. The teen refused medical treatment at the scene, but because she is a minor, she was transported to Nashville General Hospital at Meharry as a precautionary measure, police said. Apparently the teen, a recent graduate, planned to throw water balloons from the roof onto students and faculty as they arrived, police said. She had entered the school through an open window and was filling water balloons when found, police said. The teen faces trespassing and curfew violation charges, Imhof said. — LEIGH RAY(Tennessean) Leigh Ray can be reached at 615-726-5951 or

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