Senior prank successes and failures
School administrators are weighing disciplinary action for students involved in senior pranks that got out of hand. For some, graduation ceremonies are on the line.
A Lehman High School senior was captured on video riding his dirt bike through the halls last week. The district is now going through disciplinary procedures to determine a punishment.
Manor school officials are also weighing their options after a food fight broke out Tuesday involving hundreds of students.
A subsequent food fight erupted Wednesday morning prompting the principal to issue an order that all students must now eat lunch in the classroom. Backpacks and purses have also been prohibited on campus.
Other pranks were less severe. FOX 7 obtained photos from a messy Leander High School. Students there put baby oil and baby powder in the hallways, super glued locks and marked on windows.
"If the principal knows about it, you're less likely to get in trouble for it,” said McNeil High School Principal Courtney Acosta.
Those were the wise words of McNeil High School Principal Courtney Acosta. She had a more pleasant experience. She began working with seniors in January to develop a prank that would be within certain limits.
"I was very clear we have two rules. It can't harm anything in the building. It can't harm any person,” said Acosta.
Seniors spent last Tuesday night airing up balloons and placing them in the main hallway of the campus for students to find once they arrived Wednesday morning.
Acosta was impressed with what she saw and snapped several photos.
"You could not even see the floor. They had confetti. They had glitter," said Acosta.
Acosta says the prank gained worldwide attention, but she was quick to warn the participants to leave it at that.
"You guys look amazing. Are you able to just drop the mic and walk away and say that was our moment and we've let it shine and we're going to be done now and not try to outdo ourselves and get in trouble,” said Acosta.
Should students abide by her request, she will cater a cook out for them on graduation rehearsal day.
"I did hear murmurs there may be something else and after that conversation with them they posted on Facebook like, ‘hey we need to just let this be it and let this be the wonderful thing that it was.’ Knock on wood. Since then, it's been really good,” said Acosta.