Santa Fe High School students arrested after senior prank

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- UPDATE: One of the students arrested after the incident at Santa Fe High School has been named.

Dakota Sweeney, 19, is facing charges of aggravated fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer, as well as disruption of school function after deputies say he drove a dirt bike through buildings and fled from Alachua Police.

Just after 1 p.m. Friday, officers say Sweeney was observed driving the bike through hallways and areas around campus. Students were at lunch at the time.

Staff tried to stop Sweeney, but he began to drive off campus as Santa Fe's school resource officer tried to pull him over. In Sweeney's arrest report, the SRO writes that Sweeney looked back at his car as his lights and siren were on, but continued to flee.

Sweeney turned north onto N.W. County Road 235A, where he led law enforcement for several miles before he was stopped.

According to the arrest report, another student is named as a co-defendant. That student is listed as a juvenile facing a felony charge.
Alachua County police and public schools workers say that around lunchtime, two seniors drove dirt bikes around campus, even driving down covered walk-ways.

A teacher was injured trying to stop one of the bikes.

Police say the school resource officer called for backup and an Alachua County police officer followed the pair off campus, where they were arrested.