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(WSAZ West Virginia)   High School seniors come up with best Graduation Ceremony idea EVAR. School board: 'Crickets'   (wsaz.com) divider line 31
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2013-05-19 12:13:50 AM  
7 votes:
Douchebags, generations of them, through and through. Parents, your little snowflakes perpetrated a prank that is costly and time-consuming to deal with. You should've raised your crotchfruit to be more creative and less destructive, and having your kiddies not walk is the perfect punishment for them, and you.
2013-05-19 12:23:30 AM  
3 votes:
Seems like it took their entire educational lives to learn actions have consequences.
2013-05-19 10:13:04 AM  
2 votes:
Guess I'm going to go all Old Guy here:

Congrats on your successful completion of 12 years of indoctrination  Please note that this does not entitle you to start breaking stuff, insulting people, and causing damage to taxpayer funded buildings. Nobody likes dickheads disrupting the lives of normal people.

/save it for your frat house.
2013-05-19 02:31:31 AM  
2 votes:

Bonobo62: How the hell did they get caught? Are kids these days announcing their pranks and trying to take credit? I've done much worse than just a few thousand crickets, but never let anyone pin any of it on me.



Dad was a high school principal for 25 years. Anytime someone did a stunt or some vandalism they always got caught.  I can remember one time where a bunch of kids spray painted the back of the school.  Made the news and everything.  I asked him if they had caught the people who did it.  He said "Just give it a week."  Sure enough they caught them all and they ended up reimbursing the school system for the cleanup.  I asked him at the end of the school year how did they ever figure out who did it?

He said it was actually quite simple...

"They talked."

Kids can't keep their mouths shut.  They always have to brag to their friends "Yeah... I'm the one who did that!"  And at some point they'ren going to run their mouth to the wrong person and then you've got them.    Only way to truly succeed is for you to never ever admit it - and that's almost impossible for a kid to do.

Those who do keep quiet become legends.  Most kids who pull stunts don't make it into that catagory...
2013-05-19 01:31:19 AM  
2 votes:

HotWingAgenda: You don't actually get graded for kindergarten. That's why 1st grade starts with... wait for it.... 1st f*cking grade. This lady is saying her son got held back.


But Kindergarten is a year. My school district requires it before the kid can go into 1st grade. It's where the kid learns discipline (listening to the teacher) and makes sure that things like letters and numbers are understood. (not math or spelling mind you, just the basics). Graded or not the right Kindergarten teacher forms the kids attitude towards being taught from the beginning. As such it counts towards the years total of being educated.
2013-05-19 12:53:32 AM  
2 votes:
I was the only person in my graduating class to pull a senior prank.  I just went to school early one morning and put up a "please use other door" sign on every external door on the building.  The signs on the double doors had arrows on them pointing to each other.  Then I sat near the main entrance with my friends and laughed and laughed at all the other kids as they showed up and couldn't figure out how to get into the building.  I thought most people would ignore the signs, but most of them stood there, staring, clearly unsure if they were actually allowed to use the doors or not.  It was hysterical to watch.  My friends and I all got a good laugh out of it, most of the staff thought it was funny, and I hadn't broken a single rule so the few sticks-in-the-mud who weren't amused couldn't get me in trouble for it.

/cool story
2013-05-19 12:36:22 AM  
2 votes:
I don't know about other countries, but in the US senior pranks are a time honored tradition about one year older than another tradition. That, of course, is the administration warning the senior class that students involved in them will not be allowed to attend the graduation ceremony. It happened at my school, schools that people I know went to, and is often mentioned in articles where kids like these get in trouble for them. It didn't get mentioned in this article, but I assume it happened. Even if it didn't, these kids still get to take responsibility for their action.

It's not a big deal anyway. Maybe some family members are upset, but as someone who doesn't care about ceremony I can honestly say I remember almost nothing from my graduation other than it was hot and boring and I'd have been fine missing it. You still get the paper. You still get to go to the parties after. You just don't get the photo that no one but grandma cares about in 3 months. Spend some time with her over the summer and she'll get over it. You should probably do that anyway. Or rent a gown on your own time and fake it for her.
2013-05-19 12:34:25 AM  
2 votes:

Luminiferous Aether: Douchebags, generations of them, through and through. Parents, your little snowflakes perpetrated a prank that is costly and time-consuming to deal with. You should've raised your crotchfruit to be more creative and less destructive, and having your kiddies not walk is the perfect punishment for them, and you.


"...and further more, you kids get off my lawn!"

Who switched arthritis cream for your bedside lotion? I'll bet you wore sweaters to school.

By the time I was a senior in high school I had participated in releasing the FFA chickens into the main building,
dragged the Assistant Principal's Volkwagen Bug into the main hallway and chained it to a drinking fountain (running), painted Limburger cheese over the heating system intake vents (night before everybody came back from Christmas break), emptied a dump truck of horse manure onto the Senior Lawn, and painted the interior of the band room black. What's a few crickets?

Of course, I never got caught and I believe the statute of limitations for retroactive flunking has expired.
2013-05-19 12:26:58 AM  
2 votes:
Their conscience was not their guide.
2013-05-19 12:19:27 AM  
2 votes:
How the hell did they get caught? Are kids these days announcing their pranks and trying to take credit? I've done much worse than just a few thousand crickets, but never let anyone pin any of it on me.
2013-05-19 06:06:58 PM  
1 votes:

Bonobo62: Tsar_Bomba1: Bonobo62: How the hell did they get caught? Are kids these days announcing their pranks and trying to take credit? I've done much worse than just a few thousand crickets, but never let anyone pin any of it on me.


Dad was a high school principal for 25 years. Anytime someone did a stunt or some vandalism they always got caught.  I can remember one time where a bunch of kids spray painted the back of the school.  Made the news and everything.  I asked him if they had caught the people who did it.  He said "Just give it a week."  Sure enough they caught them all and they ended up reimbursing the school system for the cleanup.  I asked him at the end of the school year how did they ever figure out who did it?

He said it was actually quite simple...

"They talked."

Kids can't keep their mouths shut.  They always have to brag to their friends "Yeah... I'm the one who did that!"  And at some point they'ren going to run their mouth to the wrong person and then you've got them.    Only way to truly succeed is for you to never ever admit it - and that's almost impossible for a kid to do.

Those who do keep quiet become legends.  Most kids who pull stunts don't make it into that catagory...

shiat, I'm still afraid to cop to some of the things I did, almost thirty years later.  What's the statute of limitations on setting the lockers on fire?


Well if we're talking actual damage then yeah... might want to keep quiet about it.  Property destruction is usually frowned upon.

I think the kid's parents who ended up having the paint sand-blasted off of the back of the school were out something like $1000 per kid.  It was expensive.
GBB
2013-05-19 06:18:40 AM  
1 votes:

tuna fingers: Thousands of dollars? Um... No. I hire a pest control guy for the shopping center I manage and I get him to spray emergency flare-ups of cockroaches for 100 bucks a pop. To perform routine maintenance on a half million s.f. of retail space costs $275.


Your shopping center and it's operating budget isn't paid for by tax dollars.  The school is spending "thousands" for pest control because it's not their money.
2013-05-19 05:02:44 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: That is just embarrassing.


13 years = Kindergarten + 1st -12th grade.

Looks like you should've stayed in high school a bit longer.
2013-05-19 04:56:26 AM  
1 votes:
Between having been in high school, and being a high school teacher, this one rates a "meh." That's not to say I disagree with them not being allowed to walk. Consequences, and whatnot.

When I was a freshman, the senior class filled the asst. principal's (in charge of discipline) office with balloons, floor to ceiling, wall to wall. (His secretary was cool as hell, and let them in.) It was funny, and mostly harmless.

Last year at my school, they dumped baby oil on the stairs in one of the stairwells. Then did it two more times in two other stairwells. Not funny, not cool. They were lucky no one got hurt. Some, but not all of the perpetrators were caught, and didn't walk. They were lucky no one was injured. (A couple of kids ended up with bumps and bruises, but for the most part, the majority of the kids preternaturally knew not to use those stairs!)

Now Karo syrup on the bannisters? That's a whole 'nother story! (Not that I'd know anything about that.)
2013-05-19 02:33:38 AM  
1 votes:

gregscott: Actually crickets can be fairly destructive. They can do damage to fabric, leather and fur and are especially destructive to silk and woolens.  I think they may also eat paper. On the other hand, they don't usually survive long indoors.


Lachwen: Unless they get into the food prep areas of the cafeteria.  Then you have a health violation that can get the cafeteria shut down.

Also they will eat the glue in book spines.


Ahh. Yeah, that could be a problem. But what are the odds that these are wild crickets the students went out and caught?

Store-bought crickets aren't bred to be survivors...
2013-05-19 02:15:53 AM  
1 votes:

Mock26: They got caught, so they should be punished.  Hopefully the class behind them will learn from this mistake and not get caught when they pull off their stupid senior prank.


you forgot the - Get Off My Lawn poster - here

obama4usa.files.wordpress.com

*jesus, lighten up Francis*
2013-05-19 01:50:13 AM  
1 votes:
"What? There are consequences for our actions? As in consequences that will actually be imposed? I'm so used to my parents threatening to punish me and then caving." - All of those morons
2013-05-19 01:44:30 AM  
1 votes:
This one time in high school we did this stuff and it was awesome.  Then we did some other cool stuff....that on reflection wasn't that great.

Then we lived the rest of our lives and now we're getting older and.....life sucks.

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-05-19 01:41:23 AM  
1 votes:
Or you could just sweep most of them out the door and ignore the rest. They're crickets, not flesh-devouring locusts.
2013-05-19 01:25:33 AM  
1 votes:

tuna fingers: Thousands of dollars? Um... No. I hire a pest control guy for the shopping center I manage and I get him to spray emergency flare-ups of cockroaches for 100 bucks a pop. To perform routine maintenance on a half million s.f. of retail space costs $275.


Recurring contract spanning years? There is a substantial discount for that. They know the hot spots and the remedy for known problems. Now ask them what they would charge for a malicious release of thousands of insects such as noisy grasshoppers in the mall in general. Then ask a company that didn't know the current insect hotspots how much they would charge without a recurring contract. Yeah, thousands of dollars. For .5 million SF probably a lot more than a couple of thousand bucks.
2013-05-19 01:02:06 AM  
1 votes:
il Dottore
DubtodaIll


I'm probably younger than both of you, I just have no tolerance for weak bullshiat. Either go totally harmless/noninvasive or HAZMAT 6. Be funny and creative, or be farking brutal. This stunt was neither, thus I am disappoint, and welcome the minor misery of not-walking-at-graduation-ceremony to the perpetrators and their progenitors.
2013-05-19 12:51:07 AM  
1 votes:
This situation calls for lizards.  Hungry, hungry lizards. Let the games begin!
2013-05-19 12:45:34 AM  
1 votes:
Stupid is as stupid does. If they had done this at their place of employment they probably have been fired and charged with criminal mischief in addition to being sent the bill.
2013-05-19 12:41:41 AM  
1 votes:

almandot: I think my senior year people drove trucks onto the quad to hook up and rip out a bunch of the vending machines..

And they put crap all over the baseball field that may or may not have killed it and the baseball coach was fuming more than anyone.


Some people are just too dumb to see the difference between a good prank and vandalism.

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2013-05-19 12:38:18 AM  
1 votes:
This is why I hate young people...

and their parents.
2013-05-19 12:34:14 AM  
1 votes:
They got caught, so they should be punished.  Hopefully the class behind them will learn from this mistake and not get caught when they pull off their stupid senior prank.
2013-05-19 12:28:07 AM  
1 votes:
Consequences - your graduation present. Congratulations!!
2013-05-19 12:26:00 AM  
1 votes:
wait until those kids put thousands of bugs in the high school computer system
2013-05-19 12:23:11 AM  
1 votes:
Shoot, I would have done something like this if it would have meant I got to skip graduation.  The graduation ceremony is boring.  Some blowhard talking for nearly an hour and a half, then some other blowhard reading the names of everyone in the class, who then walk across a stage to receive an empty cardboard folder (the actual diplomas are married later).  When all anyone wants to do is GTFO and go party with their friends.  I've been the unwilling victim of four of my own graduation ceremonies (high school, two bachelors' degrees, and pharmacy school) and have hated every one.
2013-05-19 12:20:41 AM  
1 votes:
i162.photobucket.com

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2013-05-19 12:14:24 AM  
1 votes:
My high school was naturally infested with crickets.
 
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