WORTHINGTON -- The missing Trojan statue that vanished in the early morning hours Saturday has been returned to Worthington High School, according to principal Paul Karelis. The 6 foot tall statue showed up at the school at about 8:30 p.m. Monday night.
The disappearance of the 350 to 400 pound brass statue was reported Saturday morning at approximately 9 a.m. Authorities believe it was taken from the school lobby in the early-morning hours and that the incident was captured on surveillance video.
Karelis said the incident was deemed a senior prank.
"The kids were very cordial about getting it back," he stated.
He wouldn't comment specifically about what repercussions the students would face, commenting only, "They'll pay their dues."
An incident report from Monday night states a citizen called regarding a pickup near the school that looked as though people were in the bed of the truck with the statue. Shortly before 9 p.m., the incident report states property was returned.
The Trojan is now bolted back into place in the hallway near the lobby, and according to Karelis, the kids even brought the bolts back.
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