RUSHVILLE, Ind. --
A Rushville High School senior faces a felony charge after bringing a blow-up doll to school as part of what he claims was a prank.
School officials called police May 31 after a package was found in a girls' bathroom. A deflated blow-up doll was later found inside the box.
Tyell Morton, 18, was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony criminal mischief after he admitted to bringing the doll to school. He said it was meant to be a senior prank.
"I'm facing eight years for a doll, a plastic doll," Morton said Monday. "I didn't put anybody's name on it, nothing. Now I'm a terrorist for a prank gone wrong. It's life-changing. It's traumatizing."
The family's attorney, Robert Turner, said the charge is excessive.
"It's interesting that had he gone to school with a gun, there would've been a lesser charge. It would've been a Class D felony with up to three years," he said.
Rush County Schools Superintendent John Williams said the situation is done and over with.
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