The ridiculous attempt to slap criminal charges on a Conard student for refusing to stop taping a senior prank gone a little too far has finally come to an end.
Superior Court Judge Eliot D. Prescott yesterday threw out the disorderly conduct case against Francisco Acevedo Jr. , Conard’s now-graduated senior class president.
The judge ruled that prosecutors failed to present enough evidence to prove their case, showing the entire prosecution was so flimsy that it never should have gone to court.
Acevedo, whose entry to college was delayed while he dealt with this idiocy, deserves to win his civil suit against the town.
But more than that, the school administrators, police, town leaders and prosecutors who kept up this sham crackdown on the kid ought to be hauled before the court of justice now.
They’re all guilty of taking a tiny prank — releasing crickets in the lunch room — and turning it into a gigantic fiasco for our town and one fine young man who had the guts to stand up to an assistant principal who ordered him to stop taping something he had every right to tape.
Bravo to the judge. Bravo to Acevedo. And shame, shame, shame on the adults who didn’t have the sense to back down when they were utterly, completely wrong.