1 arrested in intended prank at Auburn High

An intended prank involving dead fish at Auburn High School has led to the arrest of a student and a search for others police say were involved.

The 18-year-old student, whose name hasn’t been released, is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. Police say the teen ran from officers about 11:40 p.m. CDT Tuesday when they responded to the school about a possible burglary.

When officers arrived, they saw the teen run from the area. They chased the suspect and caught him on Flowers Street.

“Police believe he was accompanied by several other Auburn High School students,” a release states. “Investigators are working to identify and interview the others. Apparently the students were involved in a prank that included placing dead fish around the school grounds.”

The investigation is ongoing.

The prank at Auburn High comes on the heels of a prank at Glenwood School over the weekend. Students broke into the Summerville Road school and deployed “smelly catfish bait” and left “little white mice” in the drawers of desks, Phenix City Police Chief Ray Smith said.