Senior Pranks 2006

Status: Mischief
Most high schools are now out for the summer, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to pause and remember some of the senior pranks that made headlines this year. As usual, they're a mix of the clever, stupid, rude, and cruel.

Car on roof - image Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School: School officials found a Honda Accord "painted neon pink and covered with green question marks" on the roof of the high school. "Nassau police and school officials said yesterday that dozens of students used crudely made ramps to drag the Honda Accord... onto the roof."

Power out - Neuqua Valley High School: Two students were arrested for attempting what they called the "senior prank of all senior pranks." Their plan was to disable a generator and take "other steps to ensure the power would go out and classes would be canceled for younger students still in school." They were caught in the act by a custodian and arrested at their homes.

School for sale - Cape Fear Academy: "During the night before their last day of school Friday, about 20 members of the senior class strung a $215, 3-foot-by-9-foot vinyl sign with large, red letters spelling out "Entire School For Sale" and the school's telephone number between two posts in front of the school yard on South College Road. Another 20 or so smaller "For Sale" signs were peppered around the grounds."

Squealing pig - Severna Park High School: Students "released a squealing 31-pound piglet named Hamilton into the halls on the sinister date of 6/6/06 ... Purloined from a county park for an end-of-year stunt, the 3-month-old pig -- nickname: Hammy -- appeared Tuesday morning in the math wing of the Annapolis area school between the first and second class periods. Administrators cornered the frightened animal near an exit, where he submitted to capture as students recorded the moment on their cellphone cameras. 'There was this crowd of people who were, like, 'Omigod, there's a pig,' ' said Sarah Wade, a junior."

Marijuana muffins - Lake Highlands High School: A friend of a student delivered marijuana-spiked muffins to the teachers lounge. "He brought bran muffins to suburban Lake Highlands High School on May 16, saying they were part of an Eagle Scout project. When school employees ate the muffins, they began complaining of nausea, lightheadedness and headaches, and were briefly hospitalized. "They were just thinking it would be fun to get these teachers all silly and giggly," said Rita Greenfield, an 86-year-old receptionist at the school who spent two days in the hospital after eating the muffins.

Cruelty to animals - Ponderosa High School: "The local news broadcasters used words like 'horrified,' 'abusive behavior' and 'unbelievable act of cruelty' to describe the so-called senior prank at an area high school that involved someone dropping 45 baby chicks from a second-floor balcony, resulting in the deaths of seven of the chicks.... Four years ago in the county, a student at Highlands Ranch High School threw a rabbit across the gymnasium at a pep rally, breaking its legs and paralyzing it. The rabbit was later destroyed." (Good grief! PETA needs to open a chapter in that county.)

Doors glued shut - Independence High School (San Jose): "Right in the middle of finals week, an entire high school campus was virtually shut down Tuesday morning, after somebody glued classroom doors shut... The pranksters used super glue, as well as toothpicks in the locks. The numbers "06" were also painted on school buildings... As exams were delayed and students and teachers milled about this morning, maintenance crews used blow-torches to melt the glue that was squirted onto classroom locks."

Personalized underwear - East Aurora High (suburban Chicago): Several seniors were banned from attending graduation "as punishment for participating in an end-of-the-year prank last week that involved spray painting school property, stealing a statue of the Tomcat mascot and hanging underwear adorned with printout photos of administrators' faces in front of the building.... The damages have cost the district $1,700,"

Baby oil on floor - Omaha Burke High School: Students spread baby oil on the school's floors, resulting in injury for one teacher. "The principal of Omaha Burke High School underwent knee surgery Tuesday for an injury she suffered when she slipped on baby oil spread by vandals on the school's floors... Officers had caught five 18-year-olds inside the school, where 20 locker doors had a glue-type substance put in their locks and where the floors and stairs were coated with baby oil.

Flat tires - Jefferson High School (New Jersey): "a high school prankster deflated the front tires of 24 school buses parked at a Weldon Road compound Tuesday, but district officials weren't laughing as they were forced to cancel classes for more than 3,600 students... In addition to the tire damage, the vandals left behind another clue: The numbers "06" spray-painted on one of the buses."

Alcohol allowed - Daniel Hand High School: "Parents of high school seniors received a letter from Daniel Hand High School, with official letter head, concerning the upcoming prom. Included,a policy about drinking that it was allowed!... Principal Barbara Britton acted immediately to get the word out that this letter was not authentic posting a message on the school's website saying: "Let me assure you that underage drinking and the serving of alcoholic beverages is not permissible at the senior prom or any sponsored school event."


Posted on Mon Jun 19, 2006


At the BEGINNING of our senior year, a friend and I designed and painted a large (24'x6') banner reading "CCHS 2007." The night before school started, we hiked up to the school and climbed on the roof of our gym, where the antenna for the school bus radio network resides. The hundred-foot tall antenna. We scaled nearly the entire thing, climbing just as high as the topmost guywire (about 80-some feet off the roof of the gym), and hung the banner with carabiners from the cables. It slid down and billowed out majestically. We only barely got away without getting caught, but we made it, and the banner stayed up all day. The school had to call the fire department's biggest ladder truck to take it down, and even that barely reached.
Posted by CECGHJSC  in  Concord Ma  on  Fri Apr 27, 2007  at  04:47 PM
one year, our clas drew a naked lady on the chalk bored in wet chalk. then we gave her very fasionable clothing over the top when the chalk had dried. when our teacher came in he sad "nice picture" and tried to rub her off. but because she was drewn on in wet chalk, only her clothing came off. our poor teacher didn't know what to do
Posted by Shell  in  Melbourne, Australia  on  Fri Apr 27, 2007  at  10:07 PM
The Senior prank for this year is going to be done the night before graduation. My graduation is held at the football field. Myself and some other friends are going to go for the athletic field the night before graduation. We figure that this will make some pretty decorations for graduation!
Posted by Jessica  in  in the middle of nowhere, Ohio  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  11:28 AM
I was a freshman last year but my eldest cousin was a senior at the same school...(i got included in the prank lucky me!) In the parking lot in front of the school a giant penis was drawn and then filled in all with coulored spray paint then they we made a huge drip comming out of the front(hehehehe). We also forked the entire school :0 smile
Posted by Dunno?  on  Thu May 03, 2007  at  02:58 PM
Even better than releasing one pig, an impressive senior prank that happened a few years back while I was an underclassmen:
Three pigs were released on campus in the morning. Each pig had a number spray painted on it: #1, #2, and #4. After the pigs were caught, the nonexistant third pig's whereabouts puzzled the administration for the rest of the day.
Posted by student  in  U.S.  on  Sun May 06, 2007  at  02:26 PM
Enough with the numbered pigs/chicken/whatever.

The Senior Prank has to be something memorable, original, and hopefully, legal. So if you're looking for ideas for a senior prank, try brainstorming with a couple of buddies of yours, or even better, chat up a cool teacher.

A history teacher at my high school was a notorious prankster as a child, so we spent a good hour or so talking to him about possible pranks.

Try something random, like filling a teachers car/truck bed with popcorn.

Or, drywall the inside of a doorway to an office. Make sure you have a way out, via window or something like that.
Posted by j.3  on  Mon May 07, 2007  at  02:11 AM
Wow... I really like the one with the spiked muffins.
Posted by Laugh-Alot  on  Mon May 07, 2007  at  09:37 AM
i was thinking about puting a hole in da glass of da door in da front of the scholl and then put a hose in there and flood the school
Posted by Kerinique  in  Baton RPuge, LA  on  Tue May 08, 2007  at  10:49 PM
The senior for the senior prank at my school called everyone in the high school (using some automated recording system)
and used someone's very offical sounding voice telling all the parents that the next day at school had been cancelled due to a major plumming issue, that the pluming wasent working or is Georgia law that if plumming is not working at a school the students cannot attend the school untill it is fixed
that was the most beautiful day at home i ever spent
i knew it was the senior prank (i've got connections wHAt wHAt)
but why would i ever tell my parents that?
Posted by qwerty  in  USA  on  Thu May 10, 2007  at  06:59 PM
It's pretty tough to do things with animals in Chicago.
This is a pretty original prank that happened when I was a sophmore, and I don't think we'll be able to top it. I don't think you'd get in trouble if you got caught. Anyway, our school sells locks and like 95% of students buy the same lock-and-key locks. The problem with this is that some clever senior must have bought some master-key for this particular kind of lock. They were nice enough not to steal anything, but instead they took off every lock in the school and switched it randomly with another lock in the school. No one could get into their locker. The school had to take off all the locks, and students had to go through each lock one at a time to see if their key would work.
Posted by Nate  in  Chicago  on  Thu May 10, 2007  at  11:23 PM
At our school, all senior prank ideas are given to the class's faculty advisor, who takes them to the superintendent for approval, but none of the other administrators get to know what they are. It keeps people from doing illegal/harmful things, and therefore people have to get much more creative!

My psych teacher told me about the class of 76. There are two smallish hills in our courtyard, and they made a giant bra out of tarps and put it over the hills. They also planted a small bush on each, as "nipples", which are still there!

My idea for this year is to put furniture in the hallways. Recliners, sofas, beds. But in places where they're out of the way, like at the bottom of a stairwell where there's always a bunch of room. Also, b/c we're the class of 07, we're doing something with James Bond. I don't know what yet.
Posted by Zoiy  in  upstate new york  on  Fri May 11, 2007  at  09:42 AM
Today is my day for our senior prank. A group of friends have written a very convincing letter to be taped to the front door of the school explaining that if school isn't cancelled for the day that something catastrophic could happen to the football field. (Finished three days ago with Turf... took months and cost tens of thousands.)

Then out on the field we used baby powder to write 'boom'.

Hopefully this interests anyone. Looking forward to seeing the results.
Posted by Rumble  in  El Cajon, CA  on  Fri May 11, 2007  at  10:59 AM
I've talked to my parents about what their senior pranks were and they were both the same concept and completely legal.

When they shook hands with the principal at graduation when getting their diplomas, my mom's class handed the principal beer bottle tops, and my dad's class handed the principal condoms.

Another thing that our class thought about doing is something called "Chop, Chop, Chop...Timber!" Basically, the concept is that someone or a group of people at graduation (like when they say "We present the class of '07") yells "Chop, Chop, Chop!" and then the rest of the class yells "Timber!" and falls out of their chairs. I thought this one was cute, and if you do it near the end of graduation then I don't think there will be any consequences.
Posted by Tif  in  Georgia  on  Sun May 13, 2007  at  09:08 AM
well i am a junior at LCHS but today (May 16,2007) is the seniors last day of school. As we all drove in the parking lot this morning, our assistant principles golf cart that he drives around the student parking lot to monitor student activity had been " tee-peed" with a banner on it that said "PRANK ON HANK" which is Coach Wrights first name. The wheels on the golf cart had been taken off and it was sitting on bricks. Everyone will remember coming into the parking lot and remember seeing the infamous golf cart. gotta love our seniors!
Posted by Lacy Bradshaw  in  Leesburg, GA  on  Wed May 16, 2007  at  07:55 AM
OMG 143 this site its da bomb...hehe lol! LMAO when i read some of you guys are true prankers...well ive got something to tell you folks---last year my fellow classmates and i put gum on the doors so when people went in they got it on their hands!! HAHAHAHAHA can you believe that-it was probably da highlight of my life
Posted by gretchen butts  in  Assville USA  on  Wed May 16, 2007  at  09:27 AM
We planted a tree in the middle of the footbal/baseball field
Posted by Gary Olson  in  Chicago  on  Wed May 16, 2007  at  09:56 AM
This year one of the pranks at my school was to put 15 tires around the flagpole from the top Im looking out the window watching the tree people try to raise them up around the pole. this is great and it didnt hurt anything so the culprits cant get in trouble!!!!!! seniors 07
Posted by jakobyfer  in  swhs  on  Wed May 16, 2007  at  12:31 PM
The gum has to be the worst prank, sorry man
Posted by Christ  on  Wed May 16, 2007  at  07:03 PM
One of the best senior pranks ive ever seen was the one my class did in 87 me and a couple of my good friends had took an auto class as seniors and the night before graduation we took our principles VW bug took the thing apart so that it was in small enough peaces to carry through the door of the schoool and then we reasembled it while it was in the hallway so then he wasnt able to drive it back out because the doorway was too narrow. lol
Posted by John  in  Texas  on  Thu May 17, 2007  at  12:23 AM
My school administrators told a few of us that we could play a senior prank but they would have to be there to supervise (like an official school function-yuk). We ended up not doing a prank at all because they also told us that there would be 24 hour survalence.
Posted by katy burd  on  Thu May 17, 2007  at  08:09 AM
today ot my school, 5k crickets were released throuought the school, and the sulprits were unable to be tracked down. Awesome, right? and a case of 20 stink bombs were scattered around. God that stunk.
Posted by Sam Hagey  in  South Bend, IN  on  Thu May 17, 2007  at  07:30 PM
On May 17, 2007 we put washable paint all over the concrete and used window markers on the all the glass and windows. there was also about 40,000 ft of papertowels that a student stole from the school the week before, covering the school and all the trees on the property. We also used cables to lock the parking gates which cause about a 45 minute line to get into school. The cables were taken off about 10 minutes before class was to start.
Posted by Chris  in  Richmond Tx  on  Fri May 18, 2007  at  09:56 AM
If any of ya'll live in the south, then you have gotta try this prank. plant kudzu in the football field or where ever you prefer, around a flagpole, in the gutters, on the roof, around playground equipment. Kudzu, if you don't know, is very hard to kill, and it keeps coming back over and over if you do not dig out all the roots. Another plus is that it grows very fast and if you plant it in enough places, then there is no way it can all be dug up in time to prevent it from spreading over a large area. It pisses the school administrators off greatly. Haha... we planted 07 on the football field...
Posted by cheers  in  mississippi  on  Fri May 18, 2007  at  03:31 PM
I havnt seen very many good pranks. me and my friends superglued 100 eggs to the hallway floors(they break when you pick them up) we also filled a small courtyard with foam. we froze about 150 cans of shaving cream, stabbed them with screw drivers and threw them in.
Posted by Steve  in  Lake geneva, wisconsin  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  10:33 AM
Some idiots at my school pulled a prank that no one found funny this year. Last Thursday, someone spray painted the entire school with black spray paint. Among some of the graffiti was "Drunk as hell, high as heaven, we're the class of 007." Not to mention that they spelled most of it wrong. The administration was not very happy, and our principal had to go and get his powerwasher from his house so that the janitors could get the graffiti off before the news crews got there.
Then, on the same day, some more idiots decided that they wanted to set loose about 24 baby chicks and a rooster in the halls. They only set loose the rooster before the principal caught them and kicked it out the door. It spent the rest if the day wandering around the school before it crossed the road and hasn't bee seen since.
Posted by Kristina  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  02:28 PM
Me and some kids in my class really want to do a school prank on the last day before we leave. We really want to be remembered for something but without getting in trouble or going to juvey haha. We were thinking of silly string EVERYWERE!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Kaylee  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  04:38 PM
One year the seniors got the janitor to let them into the school at night and they all set up tents and stuff in the hallway and camped out, and one year they realeased thosands of crickets
Posted by jebediah  in  Sturbridge Massachusetts  on  Wed May 23, 2007  at  02:25 PM
We did our prank this last weekend. We had 16 people involved and it took 4 hours in the middle of the night to complete. We moved all the desks from every classroom out of the rooms and into our gym and into our wrestling room. The best part is we had two students sneak into the school and turn off the record on the surveillance cameras. The only thing the administration knows is a 4 hour gap of taping. It took the whole student body (1000 students) the whole first hour to get desks back to classrooms. It was a perfect prank because no vandalism, not caught on camera, can't tell anything is wrong from outward appearance, the whole school finds out, and disrupts class. the best part is that even our administration was impressed and laughing about how great a prank it was. People are talking about how there must have been like 50 students and a teacher involved. Nope, it was only 16 students, 7 months of planning, and 5 genius planners.
Posted by Evelyn  in  UT  on  Wed May 23, 2007  at  06:31 PM
wow..billy..that sounds awesome..i dont know what our class is gonna do but i know it involves...07..for sure..cuz 2007 is simply the best..right..right lol
Posted by bunny  in  Sicklerville, NJ  on  Thu May 24, 2007  at  11:23 AM
make the halls into one big slip 'n slide. by laying down tarps and putting water and soap on them.

it works smile
Posted by yo mama  in  yo mama's hosue  on  Thu May 24, 2007  at  02:16 PM
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