What follows are three stories about the traditional “senior prank.” Two of them are all two true; one, thankfully, isn’t—we made it up! Can you guess which one is bogus? The answer is at the end of the post.
The typical senior prank is generally something light-hearted that involves minimal property damage, from toilet papering the high school to writing “seniors rule!” on the water tower. A Tennessee high school, however, was recently draped with roadkill as part of a prank by members of the graduating class. In trees around the school’s campus, administrators found two possums, a turtle, and four raccoons. (And for good measure, the culprit or culprits spray-painted dirty words on the grass.)
A Chicago high school was subject to a bizarre senior prank for which more than 60 students were implicated—that’s how widespread the damage was. Bad words were spray-painted on walls, garbage tossed throughout the outside perimeter, classroom furniture was broken, stolen, and littered around the school, and pictures of teachers were found marked with cruel comments. The weirdest part: the entrance to the school was blocked with a baby’s crib, filled with live chickens.
The senior prank at a rural Texas high school was one part normal, one part bizarre. The rafters and lockers in every hallway were draped in toilet paper, and the windows at the school’s entrance had been battered with eggs. That’s the “normal” part. The “bizarre” part: more than 40 cattle were found in the school’s gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria.
Want more of the patently untrue? Check out Uncle John’s Fake Facts. (Really!)