Members of the Teaneck High School community hosted events Wednesday that they say should help rehab the image of the school after a prank last week that saw 63 of its students arrested.
According to a NorthJersey.com report, mentor group Teaneck Comes Together, Inc., said the group and township teenagers hosted a rally Wednesday afternoon that addressed the school prank, and “the truth about Teaneck’s teens.”
The brief rally started at 3 p.m. on the high school front lawn, the report said. Officials are also anticipating discussion of the incident and the arrests at a Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, it said.
Alumni are also getting involved in trying to rehab the school’s image, the report said. A group of alumni have started an IndieGoGo fundraising page, and working with the district to determine how the money will be used.
District officials have said that reports of the incident, which cited police reports of extensive damage and urine on the school's floors, were overblown, and community members have criticized the police department for its response to the incident, the report said.