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.
Student Releases 72,000 Lady Bugs into High School
Six Maryland students got in major trouble after police responded to a break in at their Chopticon High School. After ordering 72,000 lady bugs online, the six teens forced their way into their school, setting off an alarm. They proceeded to release the lady bugs into the halls, causing quite a mess as the insects fluttered about. Only one student was banned from walking at graduation, but the rest are facing criminal charges. It took seven employees over four hours to clean up all the lady bugs...well, most of them at least. The janitorial services admitted there are likely thousands around that they couldn't find.
Football Player Faces 70 Criminal Charges After Exposing His Penis in Yearbook
Hunter Osborn, an Arizona high school student, was charged with 69 counts of indecent exposure and one count of distributing harmful items to minors. What could possibly rack up so many criminal charges? Well, for Osborn's senior prank, he decided he would expose his dick in the high school's football team yearbook photo. The picture made it in the yearbook and was sent to 3,400 students.The unlucky guy was charged for each person who was present at the time of the photo.
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.