Senior prank at Texas high school gets out of hand, causes thousands in damages

An originally sanctioned senior prank at a Texas high school took a destructive turn this week, causing thousands of dollars in damages and forcing the school to cancel classes for the remainder of the academic year.

The approved prank was organized by a small group of students at Frisco’s Memorial High School and involved sticking Post-it notes all over walls. But the stunt turned into a building-wide act of vandalism, school officials said.

The extent of the damage was enough that the high school canceled its last classes on Thursday and Friday as the campus was cleaned, cutting the year short for graduating seniors

“Damage is estimated in the thousands of dollars and includes paint on the walls, destruction of furniture, discharged fire extinguishers throughout campus and more,” school administrators said in a letter.

Staff had been at the school to monitor the prank, but once the situation got out of control, they called police and the fire department.

Video shared on social media shows plumes of white fog from fire extinguishers filling a vandalized cafeteria as other students filmed the chaos. No one was injured, officials said.

“They canceled school because of everything that happened. And now, I don’t get to see those teachers that were a big part of my life,” Katelynn said. “And it’s just it’s not funny. It’s not cool. It’s just sad.”

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