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W.Va. Prep Baseball Team Won't Be Charged for Prank

Police in North Carolina say a West Virginia high school baseball team won’t be charged for a kidnapping prank.

Lt. Patrick O’Toole with the High Point Police Department tells media outlets that a motorist on reported seeing someone in a pickup truck on Interstate 74 waving frantically, with tape on their hands and mouth.

He says at least eight police cruisers responded and the truck was stopped. Officers determined that it was a prank.

The coach was charged with speeding.

The incident occurred on Sunday as the team from Oak Glen High School in Hancock County, West Virginia, was traveling to a baseball tournament in South Carolina.

Hancock County Schools Superintendent Suzan Smith tells WTOV-TV that school officials will discuss the incident with the team when they return.