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Expensive Prank Requires Payback

Officials at Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City High School would be wrong to let some 35 senior “commandos” get away with vandalizing the freshman homecoming float. Sure, it was a prank. But there’s also a lesson to be taught here.

The goofballs who broke into a Kootenai County Fairgrounds building Wednesday night and pulverized the float caused $3,000 worth of damage while tromping 250 hours of volunteer work.

We suggest that the Lake City senior class be made to repay the freshmen at least $1,000 for the vandalism. The seniors can dip into their treasury or hold fund-raisers to do so. Maybe then they’d think twice next time before committing a felony - that’s what this was.

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