Texas Teens Charged With Felonies After Fart Spray Prank Evacuated School
Two students at Caney Creek High School have been charged with a third-degree felony after they allegedly used a "fart spray" that caused the evacuation of the school.
Two teenage students of Caney Creek High School in Texas have been charged with a third-degree felony after they allegedly used a "fart spray" in a prank that resulted in the evacuation of the school.
Per The Courier of Montgomery County, 17-year-old David Navarrete-Acre and 18-year-old Diego Flores have been charged with felony possession of a prohibited weapon. The two students are facing the charge after an investigation found they were behind a prank utilizing a "fart spray" on May 3 that left numerous people hospitalized and caused the school to be evacuated.
Faculty and students at Caney Creek reported a strong odor on the school grounds earlier this month. Shortly after the discovery of the smell, the school was closed and remained closed until May 5. Several fire departments searched the school premises and were unable to determine the source of the strong smell.
According to the arrest affidavit, a break in the investigation came after camera footage saw students around Navarrete-Acre reacting to a strong odor. “The video showed the students recoiling and covering their noses and mouths with their hands and other items,” the arrest affidavit reads. "The video showed Navarrete-Arce appear to drop and pick up an item and shows the item in his hand appeared to be a small spray can.”
In an interview with authorities, he admitted he used the spray in multiple areas of the school and handed it to another student, who he initially refused to identify. In a statement issued to parents earlier this month, school principal Jeff Stichler said it was determined the spray was called Hensgaukt Fart Spray. The two students have since been released on a $3,000 bond and could be facing up to ten years in prison.