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When the Cumberland Police Department received a phone call Monday morning, it sounded like a serious situation.
A car had crashed into the side of Cumberland High School, the caller said, near the principal’s office.
But when a police officer arrived at the scene, all he could do was laugh.
The officer discovered that what at first appeared to be a car crashed into the school was actually a clever prank by high school senior students who graduate this weekend, police Chief Rick Rieper said.
At midnight Sunday, four Cumberland High School seniors hauled a half-car to the school and anchored it against the wall, making it appear as if the front half of the vehicle was inside the building.
They affixed black plastic to the wall around the car so it seemed as if it had crashed through the brick structure. They used electric tape behind the vehicle to imitate tire skid marks on blacktop and placed bricks that matched the color of the school around the pretend wreck.
“What they did was really creative,” Rieper chuckled.
Konur Pasko, one of the students involved in pulling off the prank, said the idea grew from an evening talk with his dad, Jon Pasko, the technology education teacher in Cumberland schools. A friend of the younger Pasko had purchased an old car and then sold it for $200 on Friday after it was discovered to have severe front suspension problems.
“We have this junk car. Now what are we going to do with it?” Konur Pasko said.