Graduation Becomes a Minefield

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Hole Diggers Attempt to Sabotage New Jersey Graduation
1010 WINS
June 19, 2009

minefield-200Linwood, N.J. (AP) — In recent years, the graduation ceremony at Mainland Regional High School in Linwood has seen some awkward moments.

In 2006 and 2008, school administrators cut off the microphone when students used their speeches to criticize the school.

On Friday, the school discovered that vandals dug about 25 holes in the football field where graduates were to gather in the evening, then covered them with sod. Principal Robert Blake says a student stepping into one could have injured an ankle or knee.

Blake says an investigation is under way to find out who did it and see that they’re prosecuted.

Custodians filled in the holes by midmorning and seniors held their graduation rehearsal without incident.

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