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Birmingham police are providing extra patrols around Seaholm High School after rowdy student behavior led Birmingham Public Schools to cancel the annual senior dinner Thursday.

Scott Grewe, operations commander of the police department, said the extra police presence was requested by school officials in the wake of pranks Thursday at the school.

District spokeswoman Marcia Wilkinson said the rowdy behavior occurred earlier in the day Thursday, hours before the scheduled banquet, for which food was donated.

Wilkinson did not have a number of seniors involved.

“The incident involved putting shaving cream, water and other substances on the floors,” she said. “This caused several people to fall and have minor injuries. It was very disruptive to the school day. Unfortunately, this was a poor choice made in the spirit of senior pranks. The safety of other students and staff was compromised due to these actions.”

Neither Grewe or Wilkinson responded to questions about whether criminal charges or disciplinary action would take place.

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