Garner 'coffin prank' victims get some good news

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Two victims of the "coffin prank" are having their cars fixed (WTVD)

Good news for the vehicle owners who had their cars damaged as part of a prank: they will be getting their repairs covered after all.

We first told you about the "coffin" prank last week. Read more about it here.

The prank is known on YouTube and Vine as "Put'Em In the Coffin." The prank entails hurling yourself onto a flat surface and crossing your arms like you're in a coffin.

Mary Lee has more than $1,100 worth of damages to her car and Lawrence Allen has more than $2,200 worth of damages to his after the prank. A captain with the Johnston County Sheriff's Department told me the teen was part of a basketball team from the Duplin School District. He said the team was on their way to a tournament at NC State and stopped to eat in Garner.

Both Lee and Allen reached out to the school, but said that didn't help.

"I feel like the school isn't taking this seriously," Allen said. "All we're asking for is our damages to be taken care of, and I feel like you're the person to call to get this taken care of."

Last week, a representative with Duplin County School District provided this statement:

"Duplin County Schools takes all student matters seriously. The alleged behavior is not typical nor acceptable of students in Duplin County Schools. The school system is not responsible for damage caused by the intentional acts of students."

She added they did turn this over to the district's insurance company and they would notify all parties of the investigation's outcome.

That investigation is over, and the district's insurance company has agreed to cover the damages. Lee and Allen said they're thrilled as that's all they wanted from the start. Besides paying for the repairs, Allen told me they are also providing him with a rental car while his vehicle is getting fixed.

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