Property damaged in Forsyth Co. school prank

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - A Forsyth County school sent out a warning to parents after a number of people reported vandalism on their property as a result of a senior prank.

Brian Hopfensperger's daughter attends West Forsyth High School. He told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri students vandalized his Cumming home in the early morning hours Tuesday.

"Toilet paper, syrup, baby powder,"Hopfensperger said describing the items covering his trees, sidewalks and driveway. He said the pranks are part of the so-called "Junior-Senior Wars" leading up to homecoming.

Hopfensperger said he also found his Corvette convertible covered in baby powder and Post-It notes, spelling out the word seniors.

"Just quite honestly childish pranks that I get to clean up," he said. "Car was parked right here. Brave, bold, stupid."

He's spending hundreds on professional cleaning to have the powder removed from the car's interior and says students even put baby powder in his mail box.

"Tampering is a federal offense, so the children, you children, could get five years to $250,000 fine for being stupid," Hopfensperger said.

He reported the vandalism to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. School officials sent an email alert to parents letting them know the school does not condone the criminal activities and to let them know law enforcement is now involved.

Hopfensperger told Viteri he wants students to know the dangers of going onto someone's property in the middle of the night.

"You could get shot, absolutely. You know we do have a no trespassing sign it is a criminal trespass,” Hopfensperger said.

A schools spokesperson said they notified parents after getting a report of two cars being vandalized as well as the vandalism at Hopfensperger's home. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.