senior pranks in highschools

United States
February 12, 2008 6:25pm CST
Well the highschool around the corner from my house actually made it onto the news yesterday. On sunday night 5 seniors (12th graders) broke into the school. They than planted 85 live chicken all around the school. When school opened on Monday there were chickens running around everywhere. The chickens were even laying eggs in the hallways and class rooms. The school than had to close for the day to get the chickens removed and the school cleaned up from the chicken's mess. Most find this story funny. How could one not laugh at this. But the school is very upset. Students are being questioned and they hope to bring criminal charges up on the 5 students who did this. If they can ever find out who did it. The video tapes from the school were pulled but the kids were smart enough to wear disguises. They want to charge whoever done this with breaking and entering and with also graffiti. Apparently the teens wrote their class number on some lockers. So what do u think this is a prank pulled out of hand by the high up's? or is this really a serious matter? The news anchors could not even help themselves from laughing. I do not see a big deal in it. No one was hurt and there seems to be no harm done.
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• Canada
21 Mar 08
Ive heard a similar prank being done at a highschool and it honestly doesnt sound that bad. I think highschools shoudl come to expect some sort of prank at the end of the year. It doesnt sound like the students meant any harm by it so i dont think there is any need to punish them especially with gradtuation right around the corner.
• Anderson, Indiana
22 Mar 08
A lot of things should be considered here with one of them being how they came by the chickens. Did they have enough money to pool together to buy them? If not them, perhaps, even more people were in on the prank and chipped in. On the other hand, if they just took the chickens without paying, that's theft. Theft is a crime--though I don't know that these kids should end up having a criminal record. Then, there's the defacing of property in the form of the graffiti--also criminal. So, likely, these kids have committed two crimes: theft and defacing property. The prank was side-splittingly hilarious, imo! I could just picture that! If they stole the chickens, it might do them some good to spend a month in jail after all of the graduation activities were over with--but without getting a criminal record. Even if they were eighteen, there shouldn't be a criminal record--with the stipulation that, if they committed future crimes, it would then become part of their criminal record. The jail sentence could be something more like living in and working in the jail such as doing maintenance work on the order of cleaning toilets, mopping floors, doing laundry, etc. This would also teach them the lesson of how their graffiti caused extra work for the custodians. If they didn't steal the chickens, they might be sentenced to spending the first month of their summer vacation helping out with maintenance at the school--and, if it wasn't washed off already, they could start with removing the graffiti. Anyway, I think that, over all, that was a neat and creative prank! I could just see that school with all of those chickens clucking around--likely, pooping and shedding feathers--and the halls and classrooms looking as if some kind of white-egg Easter egg hunt had been set up there. Far better than the senior prank I encountered a few years ago. I was out driving around, and there were these kids endangering other drivers, including me, by tailgating us, going around us and stopping suddenly, etc. I called the police and gave their license plate as soon as I got home, and I was told that this would be investigated immediately--as well as being told that it sounded like a senior prank as several area schools were having their Senior Week that week. Another year, there were scattered showers and thunderstorms around Indiana, so I asked my mom how she would like to go on a drive with me and, possibly, see a rainbow. This was also done in connection with a travel book that I was writing at the time. We headed towards Pendleton first by way of an older (built even before I was born) addition just southwest of us known as The Baby Farms. I drive a pretty prominent mini-van, as it's decorated Hippie-style (e.g. flowers on the sides and back, writing on the back calling it "AJ's Groovy Igloo," etc.), so it, no doubt, stood out as we drove past. Anyway, from Pendleton, we traveled on north on scenic backroads until we discovered this scenic, historical village that wasn't too far from Kokomo. It was at a convenience store with a grill there that we put together a picnic and took it to an old cemetery to eat it. When we got back in the Anderson area again, I decided to drive down Main Street to Main Street Road so that we could go past an elderly friend's house and see how he was doing. His addition is just west of The Baby Farms. We drove through The Baby Farms again to get back home. I dropped my mom off and her house and went on down to mine. It was then that I saw a police car coming down our long driveway with its lights flashing. The cop asked me what I was doing, and I told him that I was getting ready to go into the house. He asked me if I lived there, and I told him I did--in that particular house since late 1982 and on the farm since early 1954, shortly after my first birthday. He said that the reason he had come down was that there had been reports that I had been seen "lurking around The Baby Farms." I told him that I'd been on a mother/daughter drive for several hours and had been in the area of The Baby Farms exactly twice: going and returning. Then, it dawned on me. It was the last part of May, so this kind of thing must have been some kind of senior prank. When I told the cop that, he agreed with me and apologized for the inconvenience. I told him no problem--and that he was now going to be a part of my upcoming book!
• Canada
13 Feb 08
I myself find this hilarious. Where the heck did they get that many chickens from? I mean the students shouldn't of done it, but it could of been alot worse. I can only imagine what it would be like to open the school and find a school full of chickens and eggs...Oh the pain in my stomach from laughing :)
• United States
14 Feb 08
thats what the cops cannot figure out either. They thought they would be able to find out who these kids were by finding where the chickens came from. Well no luck, they have no clue where these kids got a hold of 85 chickens. Yea they did wrong by breaking and entering but it was harmless. A senior prank that will go down in history for sure.
• United States
13 Feb 08
I canunderstand why schools choose to enforce. Things can get out of control because future years want to one up them. However I find this prank hilarious. I would have loved to be student walking in the doors that morning.
• United States
13 Feb 08
As funny as this prank is, and I must admit I had to laugh myself when I read it, the kids involved need to be punished for what they have done. The simple fact of the matter is, they have broken and entered, and made graffiti, along side of the chickens (I don't know what kind of charge that will be) And those are criminal offenses. Even though this was done as a joking gesture, if these children get away with it, they may move on to bigger crimes, which in the end may hurt someone. This behavior needs to be nipped in the bud now, before it gets any worse and stops being funny.