A Prank to Remember…?
Written by Shawn Ruest on 06/06/12
Back in high school, I remember when an older grade’s grad prank did not pan out the way they expected. They decided to egg our principal’s home, but they accidentally left the receipt for the eggs behind. It was used to find out where the eggs were bought, and a student was caught on camera at the grocery store. Suspensions were given, some of the students were kicked off the school’s sports teams, and the respect they had from others was lost.
If that prank would have happened today, the students would likely be in even more trouble. Our school chose to handle the situation on their own, but nowadays, the police are also watching out for grad pranks. For example, the police in Northern Vancouver are taking an anonymous email they received very seriously; it warned them about grad pranks that were set to take place (The Province). A police officer in North Vancouver said he’s confident that nothing crazy will go down, but he reminded residents that one bad decision could follow you for the rest of your life, no matter who you are (DEAL.org).
So, we’ve got eggs, cops, suspensions…but believe it or not, there have actually been positive grad pranks! Students in Richmond, BC decided to start a can food drive: they got 600 cans and 300$ worth of non-perishable foods like Kraft Dinner. They got up early and blocked the entrance of the school with the donations they collected. Throughout the day, the students and even the teachers made the wall of donations bigger and bigger. The students said they wanted to break the stereotype of youth being trouble makers and decided to leave behind a positive legacy through their grad prank (Richmond News). Who says pranks have to be harmful?