Girl admits to joyride with 2 teens trapped in trunk as part of a hazing prank

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A teenage girl was sentenced to probation and community service for her role in a homecoming hazing incident that included students locked in a car trunk.

The 17-year-old Farmington High Schooler pleaded guilty Tuesday to gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation after she admitted being the driver during the prank, KSTP reports.

She was sentenced to six months probation and will have to carry out 25 hours of community service. She will also have to attend a safe driving course, a victim empathy class and write letters of apology to four victims, the Pioneer Press says.

WCCO reports a group of juniors tried to "kidnap" the girl from her house on Sept. 27, but when they arrived they were met by a group of seniors.

Juniors who failed to escape had their hands zip-tied and two were placed in the trunk of a car that was then taken on a joyride by the 17-year-old girl, who drove at speeds of up to 30 mph and went over speed bumps. KSTP notes two others were forced onto the backseat of another car.

The girl was one of 16 students cited following the incident, but the other 15 teens involved avoided prosecution for disorderly conduct by agreeing to enter a diversionary program, according to the Pioneer Press, in which they will attend educational classes and pay restitution if any is owed.

Farmington High School has a history with homecoming pranks, one that led police, school, parent and student representatives taking action more than six years ago to "put their foot down" against incidents that were getting out of hand.

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