Teen found in field after reported homecoming prank

CREATED Sep 24, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep 24, 2013

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GRAFTON - A teen was found in a field early Tuesday morning after a group of teens were seen running from police hours earlier.

According to Grafton Police Chief Charles Wenten, Grafton High School Students have a tradition of "TPing around the village" during Homecoming week.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Monday, Grafton PD received a call from an employee at the Aurora Hospital reporting a group of people loitering near employee cars in the hospital parking lot. 

"As officers approached the area it became apparent that the Grafton High School had been toilet papered," Wenten said.

When police arrived at the hospital, the teens took off on foot in the wooded area near the hospital. Police did not chase them.

Just before 4:30 a.m., police received a call from the parents of a Grafton High School student reporting their son had not come home.

Police returned to the area of the hospital and found the teen lying in a field. He had apparently fallen down an embankment and hit his head. He was taken by Flight for Life to Children's hospital, but his condition is unknown.

Grafton Police have begun issuing citations in the incident.