The Sun is running a story Sunday about high school pranks. Every year in May, high school seniors around the country try to cement their legacy and one-up previous classes by pulling off great senior pranks. The pranks can range from relatively minor incidents like releasing crickets in the hall or toilet papering trees to much larger and more serious pranks like disassembling a car and reassembling it inside the school.
Some of these pranks can go too far. A few years ago a St. Charles police officer suffered a fatal heart attack chasing students who were stealing a golf cart as part of a prank. Last week in Lockport several students were transported to the hospital after a soda bottle filled with chemicals exploded, releasing smoke and chemicals into a crowd. In the post-Columbine world, what may have been a joke before is now taken very seriously, with the police getting involved and serious charges leveled.
Do you think senior pranks are just kids being kids, or do they just create a lot of harm? Is the era gone when you could play a joke without legal consequences? Were you, your friends or family members involved in any memorable pranks when in school?