Students could face felony charges for senior prank

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – High school senior pranks are the stuff of legend: sometimes funny, sometimes weird, but sometimes criminal.

That was the case at Eldorado this week.

Two masked seniors were caught on camera, putting Gorilla Glue in all the locks at the high school.

Staff showed up on campus on Monday morning to find door after door impossible to open.

Principal Martin Sandoval says APS maintenance quickly got the doors pried open and then spent the next three days replacing the locks.

He says it didn’t take them long to figure out who did it after a $200 reward was offered for information on the suspects.

“I believe that the students did not realize the extent of the damage that they caused,” Sandoval said. “I think they believed it to be funny.”

He says the two students did about $6,000 worth of damage.

The two students could face felony charges for the vandalism and could have to pay for the repairs.

They won’t be walking across the stage at graduation.

“The commencement ceremony is a privilege and not a right,” Sandoval said.

Sandoval said he warned the class before Spring Break about the possible consequences of pranks, including missing out on graduation ceremonies.

He says the two students who glued the doors were there to hear that message. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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