Social media leaves trail when students plan pranks

Social media increasingly is being used by students to coordinate large-scale pranks, such as a lunchtime water balloon fight at an Ohio high school last month that led the principal to cancel prom. However, officials say that students using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to plan their hijinks also leave behind a trail of clues. This was demonstrated recently when school officials used social media to stop students' plan to dump flour from a high-school balcony while the evidence was still in students' lockers.

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