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(First Coast News)   School classes held in auditorium after vandals glue classroom doors shut   ( divider line
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2003-04-22 06:45:41 PM  
Heh, I did this back in the 8th grade (on a smaller scale of course, only 4 doors.) I got busted, but didn't have to pay anything because they figured out that acetone dissolved the superglue so they didn't have to replace the locks. Maybe someone should tell the maintenece guys at that school about acetone...nah.
2003-04-22 10:35:42 PM  
Vandals? Give them more credit. Enterprising individuals, yea.
2003-04-22 11:14:22 PM  
Some kids at my old high school tried caulking the doors shut. They did every door in the school, but people could still open the doors. Man, were they dumbasses...
2003-04-23 02:32:07 AM  
Must have been watching MTV! The little hooligans!
2003-04-23 02:32:59 AM  
Funny, but I hope these kids get what's coming to them....Blow jobs courtesy of the cheerleading team.
2003-04-23 02:33:18 AM  
School officials say they hope that whoever is responsible for the damage will brag to their friends with word eventually getting to them so they can apprehend the vandals.

Well *now* that won't happen...
2003-04-23 02:34:17 AM  
Triple expanding foam.
2003-04-23 02:34:30 AM  
Wow they really went all out. They should have gotten some liquid nails and caulked the doors too. Much more affective than graffiti.
2003-04-23 02:35:29 AM  
Taifong, I was thinking the same thing.

This was major!! I mean the worst we ever did was just burn the school down. these days are bad.
2003-04-23 02:35:33 AM  
hmm, now there's an idea... too bad my school is outdoors. (an outdoor school in Washington state, what a farking fantastic idea...)
2003-04-23 02:36:15 AM  
School classes held in auditorium after Vandals glue classroom doors shut

Unfotunately, Ostrogoths, taking advantage of the momentary weakness, went after them in the auditorium, killing their menfolk, raping their women and enslaving their children.
2003-04-23 02:36:19 AM  
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2003-04-23 02:38:08 AM  
An outdoor school? I implore you to explain further.
2003-04-23 02:39:01 AM  
Back in school we used to call them the "Class Clowns".
Damn funny. Miss the good old days of school when using crazy glue on the doors was just good clean fun. Even better... when we had a substitute teacher we would pour crazy glue on her chair. ;) ;) ;) I was a naughty kid - still am too! ;)
2003-04-23 02:39:20 AM  
As much as I hate vandalism (it ranks right up there with theft to me) I did get a chuckle out of this. Now mind you it's a short chuckle, followed quickly by a "I hope they catch the little bastaches"
2003-04-23 02:39:22 AM  
imygod, i want everyone to know that i did it! telepathically of course, nevermind, FBI folks, i was born without a decent humor gene and im just trying to be funny

/soon to be freshmeat
2003-04-23 02:39:51 AM  
I do industrial maintenace and had the pleasure of working with this a few times (we hazed the moron who did this.)

I believe heat is an effective remover of superglue in locks. Remove the tumbler assembly from the flammable door frame and heat with a torch. The cyanoacrylate (or whatever superglue is) will vaporize. Just make sure the room is well ventilated due to the highly reactive fumes.
2003-04-23 02:40:37 AM  
dammit, you're supposed to do the senior prank in high school. too late for me, too late. Plus, there's too many buildings and some are card access. In addition to that, I'm returning to the same place anyways, despite graduating.
2003-04-23 02:43:18 AM  
too bad they didn't crazyglue the door to the auditorium after everyone was in it. That would've made for an interesting story.
2003-04-23 02:44:15 AM  
I'd bet an effective way to shut down a school would be to foam cement the inside of all the toilets and then cement the bathroom doors shut. That would take a while to clean up, not to mention the double whammy effect.
2003-04-23 02:44:21 AM  
Locksmiths are working to replace the locks.

WTF? gee thanks. i want my bandwidth back.
2003-04-23 02:45:58 AM  
What a bunch of posers. Like TaiFong and Anti_Freak_Machine already pointed out, they just stole this from a show aired on MTV last week. They'd be heros if they had pulled off something original. I don't know why I'm so harsh on them, but I figure someone needs to be.
2003-04-23 02:46:33 AM  
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homework at its best, kids
2003-04-23 02:46:38 AM  
that was in reference to this
2003-04-23 02:47:07 AM  
Supergluing the doors when everyone is in the room might not work. Superglue is only really effective in locks, not the door frame. A skinny person could knock open a superglued door frame. And fire codes often require a push bar from the inside for emergency exit. Superglue does not have strong shear strength as it is quite brittle. Not to mention the person applying the glue would have to shut the door. Quite conspicous.
2003-04-23 02:47:47 AM  
I remember 6th grade... We used to take putty and break apart calculators and make fake looking cheesy bombs, then stick them on the doors of our middle school. Not sure why we did though. Not sure if now, 15 years later, its funny or just scary. There was none of this 'terrorism' shiat back then, at least not in todays sense. We also had to occaisonally TP the school. good ol mariposa.
2003-04-23 02:50:04 AM  

I, too, attended school in Washington state. Almost every school built since the late forties adopted the "California design". That is, schools are massive clusters of buildings connected by one large courtyard to discourage casualties in case of a really big earthquake.

The result is that kids in Washington are constantly damp and have to pay for their water damaged textbooks at the end of the year.
2003-04-23 02:56:20 AM  
I didn't know the open courtyard was about earthquakes. Interesting. Learn something new on fark every day. :)

I went to school in La Jolla and they made us use book covers. Didn't mind the open air of the courtyard. It was very social. Even in the rain!
2003-04-23 02:58:04 AM  
my neigbours live next door to the local primary school and when the youngest was 5 he covered all the locks with a cement mixture he had made, and then covered over all nametags above the hooks where they hang their bags in the cloister. except his own.
2003-04-23 03:01:22 AM  
Farking little asshats...

I hope the cops find out who they are and make them pay for the damage and through in some community service for good measure!
2003-04-23 03:02:20 AM  
throw not through...

2003-04-23 03:07:52 AM  
Well, if they were like the asshats at my school they would wait until it was about 3000 degrees out with 390% humidity (its really that bad in Beaufort, SC) and then call in a bomb threat at one o'clock from the nearby payphone. We all got to sweat for hours. They sat in the car next to the phone. Apparently they didnt really think about caller ID or the ability of police to trace phone calls. Morons. I think theyre still in jail.
2003-04-23 03:08:40 AM  
Gee, just go down to the local grocery store and buy a couple of bottles of nail polish remover (much cheaper than the "designer" stuff) plus it has the same ingredients.
As for the walls, slap some paint and you are done (probably something needed in the first place)
2003-04-23 03:20:45 AM  
back in the day, a complete ring of keys to the entire school was acquired from a janitor's closet. hanky-panky on the roof, liberation of exams, late night swimming parties, and yes, mindless destruction followed. somehow, none of the conspirators were ever caught.

love to hear other's tales of high school mischief . . .
2003-04-23 03:23:15 AM  
Hansenator: You should just be happy you had an air conditioned school to contrast with the heat and humidity (unless you are like me and believe the if you are always exposed to heat / humidity you get used to it and it doesn't bother you). I know I only grew up in Jersey, but it still got to be a beautiful 90 degrees with 90% humidity on a consistent basis by the end of May, so quit your whining.
2003-04-23 03:28:23 AM  
'they just stole this from a show aired on MTV last week.' Its a shame that MTV didn't do this first... this kind of prank has been around for ages. Hell my dad said he did it when he was in school(back in the late 50s and 60s)
2003-04-23 03:30:52 AM  
Anyone who thinks MTV does anything original anymore needs to read a history book.
2003-04-23 03:37:05 AM  
Gillian Anderson tried gluing doors shut at her high school Graduation Night back in 86 and got arrested for it

I'm not obsessed
2003-04-23 03:47:46 AM  
Must have been watching MTV! The little hooligans!

Yeah but you have to admit the bees were a great touch by those kids

When i was in HS we let approx. 1000 crickets loose throughout the halls.

You could hear chirping for the last 2 weeks of school, never get caught
2003-04-23 03:54:15 AM  
I was too busy dismantling the school to worry about glueing it shut. I carried a Leatherman around and slowly, systematically dismantled anything that was held together with phillips or falthead screws. Door hardware, classroom seats, and lockers were the hardest hit. It got so bad, the custodians started an arms race with one-way screws and obscure hardware (like a star or prong screw). I replied by getting a screwdriver kit with dozens of odd attachments. I eased off when my stockpile of screws, nuts, and bolts weighed more than seven pounds. Believe it or not, I had a bunch of copy cats follow in my wake, and eventually, one out of the group of them got caught and took the heat for everything I did and more. Moral: It pays to work alone with regard to vandalism.
2003-04-23 03:58:36 AM  
Years ago my buds and me pulled something like that, but we used Marine Tex and sealed principles office. They had to remove the whole frame!
2003-04-23 04:03:42 AM  
2003-04-23 04:05:30 AM  
Normally I don't find vandalism funny.
That being said: Haaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha

Too bad the kid(s) will never tell anyone if they're smart. That's the sort of against-the-grain thinking that I'd want in people I'd hire. Assuming I had a business and was hiring people and assuming they didn't pull that shiat on US :P
2003-04-23 04:18:54 AM  
I wish I had some similar amusing story to tell. My friends and I planned plenty of stuff like these but we didn't have the cojones to go through with it apparently.

All you "outraged" old fogies who are pissed at "those little bastards" should reflect on this - why are they so angry/bored/unchallenged? I'll tell you why, because our American school system sucks donkey gonads. Big hairy farm animal testicles, let me tell you - it's been continually deteriorating for god knows how long. At least 25 years, if not more. And this is Florida for chrissakes. They probably have some of the crappiest schools in the nation. Poor kids. I've been out of (grade) school for 5 years and I STILL feel stupid. Not that that's all the fault of the school system, but it feels like it ;)
What I really want to know is, why possibly the largest economy and most definately the largest military power on earth, the United States, has schools that probably rank below that of about 40 other countries.
(And anyone from elsewhere making any 'witty' quips along the lines of "Yep, I can tell you went to a crappy American public school from your writing style." can bite my big one.)
2003-04-23 04:28:29 AM  
In my days we used to take a pencil and break the point off inside the lock.

A free period for all the students, and cheaper than buying super glue
2003-04-23 04:35:58 AM  

That would not work in most schools how would you get out of a locked room unless you had a key to lock it from outside, but I agree cheaper I had some Marine Tex left over form redoing my truck top.
Strong stuff, I was told NASA used it to glue on the ceramic tiles on the space shuttle.
2003-04-23 04:36:22 AM  
I like the filling the toilets with foam idea. :-)

On the last day of high school there were some kids playing with some kind of glitter, I think they were throwing a little at eachother, and I think I grabbed a handful of the stuff and threw it at them and it got all over the floor. Then I saw a teacher asking about it, and moved into the nearby bathroom quickly, and heard her telling this girl who was throwing the stuff to clean it up and they were looking for me, so I left the bathroom quietly and went down another hall and through a classroom and walked by the area again and then went down the hall a ways and went outside cause I knew they'd be looking for me and I didn't want to be cleaning up glitter for an hour or two on the last day of school. :-)

Another time I put a trojan I wrote in pascal onto all the PC's in the computer class a few days before april fools day. The trojan was accessed every time autoexec.bat ran, and when it was april first, it would play a tune and then delete itself and remove the reference to it from autoexec.bat. Because the PC's were turned on by all the students when the first class would arrive, I can imagine the chaos as everyone's PC began playing this tune I put on there. :-)

I don't remember what the tune was unfortunately. :-)
2003-04-23 04:50:48 AM  
sswift see, your second prank is great becuase it disrupts a bit but doesn't truly shut things down or cost money to fix, which leads me to this point farkingupthewrongtree if the school system is so bad how could costing it more money possibly be good? to encourage this in such a public and largely american forum such as fark is a bad idea.
That being said on with my initial reaction:
2003-04-23 04:51:09 AM  
Sswift is a happy poster, but he's not sure. :-)
2003-04-23 04:54:09 AM  
I dont have any good stories, but this sounds like a good idea for all those lame profs who want to teach you a good work ethic (getting to class on time) instead of a subject. There are times you just run late, DONT LOCK ME OUT!! Now that I think about it, it would suck (and be a little suspicious) to be the only one not in class that day.
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