Teen To Avoid Prison In Blow-Up Doll Prank

Prosecutors Will Drop Felony Charge

A Rushville teenager who brought a blow-up doll to school as part of a senior prank will avoid prison time as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Tyell Morton, 18, was charged with felony criminal mischief after he admitted to bringing a deflated blow-up doll to Rushville High School on May 31 and placing the package in a girls' bathroom.

School officials reported a bomb threat, but Morton said it was just meant as a prank.

Prosecutors confirmed Monday that as part of an agreement, they will drop the felony count and allow the remaining misdemeanor to be dismissed next year if Morton performs community service and doesn't get arrested.

Morton's attorney had previously called the charges against the teen excessive.

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