Stinky prank at school merits prosecution, Iowa sheriff says

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STANWOOD, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa sheriff says students and a school employee who provided a key should be prosecuted for a prank that left a high school reeking of fish bait and manure.

Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington said in a news release Thursday that students used the key on Sunday night to enter North Cedar High School in Stanwood. Surveillance video shows two students carrying 5-gallon buckets.

The students smeared manure and the bait around the school's cafeteria. Wethington says the bait was a homemade concoction of corn, beer and animal blood that had fermented in the buckets.

North Cedar canceled classes for a day to clean up the mess.

School staffers say that on Wednesday the students confessed their involvement. No charges have been reported.

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