Chaos on campus delayed the start of classes Monday morning at Varina High School and now police are conducting a criminal investigation. The hunt is on for some campus vandals.
Henrico Schools sent out a notice to parents, calling the actions inappropriate and illegal. They're looking for a culprit so the district can take action.
It was just supposed to be another Monday back at school, but that wasn't the case at Varina High.
"I think it's childish. People need to grow up," said student Dominique Staton.
School officials say someone placed glue inside of the locks on most of the doors, and for this school, it created a problem.
"Varina High School is a campus-style high school, so it's not like there's just one front door. There are lots of smaller buildings on the same campus, and all of these locks - or almost all of them - had some type of glue in them," said spokesman Andy Jenks.
Administrators had to call on professional crews to come to the rescue.
"In some cases, this involved melting the glue a little bit or using a tool to jimmy the lock open on multiple doors," Jenks added.
Meantime, some students had to wait in the cafeteria, 40 minutes beyond the start of the school day.
Varina students took to Twitter with rage, writing, "Only at Varina would people glue in the doors," "Something always happen at Varina" and "The pranks they do here. Super glued the doors shut."
"It has to be a student," Staton added.
That student is now facing consequences for actions that disrupted school.
"It's not acceptable in anyway. The people who did this probably have no idea how much trouble they're about to be in," Jenks said.
The school district says this all boils down to a student prank but says not many will be laughing when the pranksters are caught.
Due to a renovation project, Varina High does not have surveillance cameras on site. Jenks says nearly 100 cameras will be up, however, by the end of the month.
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