Unlocking the Truth: How Did Teaneck High Students Get Keys to the School?

Bergen County prosecutor says the teens used at least two keys, including a master, to access the building for the senior prank.

Teaneck High students have argued they have been portrayed unfairly and have disputed the police department's account of the now infamous incident, but the teens remain mum on how they got their hands on at least two keys used to enter the school for the senior prank earlier this month.

It's an unanswered question that has frustrated Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli.

“I get the sense that there are some kids who know where the keys were from but they don’t want to disclose it,” Molinelli told NorthJersey.com.

Molinelli believes the students had at least two keys, including one master that was used to open numerous locked classroom doors.

Molinelli disputed reports the school was not missing keys at the time of the incident, according to the report. The prosecutor said five keys were either stolen or lost over the past two years and only two have been accounted for, according to the report.

As many as 100 students broke into Teaneck High School on May 1, flipping desks, greasing doorknobs, spraying silly string on walls, and according to police, urinating in hallways, as part of a senior prank.

The incident resulted in more than 60 arrests. The criminal charges of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief for the 24 students who are over 18 years old were recently downgraded to disorderly persons offenses and referred from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office to the municipal level. 
Sarah May 29, 2014 at 03:44 PM
Macko, you must only get your news from the Patch then. Try: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2014/05/charges_downgraded_in_teaneck_high_school_prank_that_led_to_63_arrests.html
Macko D May 29, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Sarah, I hadn't seen this but a sanitizing of the events doesn't surprise me at all. A later article in the Record made the peeing disappear too. Magic!
zizi June 04, 2014 at 01:37 AM
Check this out..... http://news.yahoo.com/video/high-school-principal-suspended-allowing-172106393.html
zizi June 04, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Why the residents are not allowed to see surveillance videos? Did the Police lie? I guess not...... They don't lie..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMLTxgGYZ_4
Jacob June 11, 2014 at 03:44 PM
http://www.njlawjournal.com/printerfriendly/id=1202658980829 Pretty interesting. Does anyone know how much this stupidity cost the taxpayers?


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