High school senior pranks are a rite of passage for graduating students. Most seniors stay innocent, opting to fill up a classroom with balloons, throw some confetti around, or fork the football field. But other students get a little ahead of themselves and manage to let things get out of hand. Some notorious senior pranks have resulted in obscene vandalism, arson, arrests, and even animal cruelty. These are the pranks that get kids banned from walking at graduation. Some of them were so bad, the pranksters had to face major criminal charges. The right senior prank can live in high school infamy forever. But the wrong senior prank could land you in the slammer.
These teens couldn't resist the temptation to to escalate a fun prank to a potentially dangerous next level. Killing animals and destroying school property won't be taken lightly by school officials... or the police. And considering most seniors are of legal age, the consequences won't be merciful. If these kids were worried about missing grad night, maybe they should have been more concerned about getting a felony on their record right before going off to college.Here you'll find some of the worst senior pranks gone awry. These students managed to take their silly high school shenanigans from zero to sixty, and it landed them in handcuffs, in jail, or in some deep, deep trouble. Here are the senior pranks that went WAY too far.
Students Vandalize the Sh*t Out of School While Security Watches
Students at Sequoyah High in Tennessee walked into their school after hours as security guards looked on (one even unlocked the doors for the kids). From there, over 100 students obliterated their high school, trashing everything in sight. Kids urinated on the walls, slicked baby oil and marbles all over the floors, dropped goldfish into toilets, and even plopped a dead possum on the the floor. Security guards who enabled the mayhem were swiftly fired and the high school principal was placed on leave following investigation. Over 100 students were banned from attending graduation and three teachers even filed compensation claims after slipping and falling in the aftermath.
Students Kill Stolen Goat for Senior Prank
Ganesha High School students in California were accused of killing a goat in a senior prank gone wrong. Senior students stole the five-year-old goat from the owner's home and returned it in a grisly state. The goat was half-shaven with a broken leg, and was spray painted with the school's colors. Baby the Goat died after undergoing surgery for its impaired state. The owner, devastated by the "prank" (murder), had this to say: “If they can do this to an animal, what can they do to a human?”
Senior Prank Sets Graduation Stage on Fire
Two Roseville, California high schools students were arrested for arson after they set their graduation stage on fire. The "prank" shocked the majority of the students in attendance, who believed the prank must have been from another rival school. Graduating seniors were surprised to learn that their own classmates were essentially attempting to kill them as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. The prank resulted in over $100,000 worth of damage, and the teens faced charges of vandalism, conspiracy, and arson.
Students Dismember Cow Across School Campus
Two Connecticut high school students were arrested for a senior prank that involved dismembering a baby cow and scattering its parts throughout their campus. Police discovered countless pieces of the calf throughout various areas around the school, including its head in the basketball hoop and legs above ceiling tiles. After the authorities searched the kids' cars, they found a machete and charged them possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. After further research, police concluded the cow had already been struck dead by a car days before, but that the teens involved cut the animal up into pieces. Despite the fact the kids didn't actually kill the cow, that is still pretty psychopathic behavior. In a disturbingly ironic twist, the cafeteria was serving roast beef for lunch that day.