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Two more East Wake seniors charged

Posted May 29, 2009 5:02 p.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2009 9:49 p.m. EDT

— Two more seniors from East Wake High School went before a judge Friday on charges they vandalized buses and poured baby oil in the floor in school hallways.

John Henry Herndon, 19, and LaTia Epps, 18, were released to the custody of their parents after a court appearance.

The pair join seven others -- Antonio Bland, 18; Dafineace Ratliff, 17; Tyasia Nicole Williams, 18; Marquis Joyner, 17; Latasha May, 18; Taliva Allen, 18; and Calvin Dreston, 18 -- whom school officials said were caught committing a prank.

The buses and hallways were cleaned immediately and no one else was injured, school officials said.

Michael Evans, spokesman for Wake County Public School System, said the students will be allowed to take exams and graduate, but will not be allowed to walk with their class at the June 14 commencement ceremonies.