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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests



    Thoughts on punishments here.

    Should parents be held accountable?
    Legal arrest records?
    Official charges?

    Just a high school prank?

    Let kids go with a wrist slap?

    They're just being kids?

    Enough is enough with these young punks - throw the book at them?
    Scare them, school disciplinary measures are fine like not letting them walk, but arrests are overboard. This country has a serious problem with bringing in law enforcement on everything.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    If I could still be King and not give into the stupidity, I'd dismiss the police, make these kids clean the entire school, top to bottom, including the grounds, sports fields, busses, I'm talking everything. Then they'd get to stay in class the entire rest of the year - no early dismissal, no off prem lunch, and when class wasn't going on they'd be watching informative video's in the auditorium and would spend every last second in school. I may or may not require summer school class on "How to behave in society" before anyone got their graduation papers as well. But I'd let them graduate, I wouldn't file charges, I wouldn't go after their parents....
    I could live with that.

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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    They should know better - that in today's world a prank means jail time. Yes they were just being kids. It was a high school prank but there is no common sense nor sense of humor nor way for kids to innocently express themselves any longer in our society. Zero tolerance means these kids will probably be suspended perhaps for the rest of the year, seniors will not be allowed to graduate with their class, they may be charged with juvenile misdemeanors depending on the damage - maybe light felony's. The days of pranks during or at school went away last in the 1980's, probably never to return.
    Nonsense. It is not a natural part of being a kid to intentionally damage property, public or private. That is why it is a criminal offense to do so. As pranks at HS we picked up the coach's VW bug and placed it (tightly) sideways in the gym entrance alcove and set fireworks (bottle rockets), timed with cigarettes to delay the fuses, in the staff parking area but we did not intentionally break or permanently damage/deface anything. Pranks are intended to annoy not to do permanent harm/damage.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests



    Thoughts on punishments here.

    Should parents be held accountable?
    Legal arrest records?
    Official charges?

    Just a high school prank?

    Let kids go with a wrist slap?

    They're just being kids?

    Enough is enough with these young punks - throw the book at them?
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

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    What happened to just tossing toilet paper on the trees? Mindless vandalism is not a prank.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Thoughts on punishments here.

    Should parents be held accountable?
    Legal arrest records?
    Official charges?

    Just a high school prank?

    Let kids go with a wrist slap?

    They're just being kids?

    Enough is enough with these young punks - throw the book at them?
    Senior prank for my graduating class was riding a horse through graduation practice on the football field and driving a VW bug through the auto shop's doors and into the hall, through the school and out the front doors (during classes)..... nothing permanently damaged, and no one had to clean up after us.

    Kids idea of 'fun' has changed massively in the intervening years.

    Make them clean it up, pay for damaged goods, do X number of hours community service, and let the parents add their punishment on.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nonsense. It is not a natural part of being a kid to intentionally damage property, public or private.
    Ummmm....... I'd have to disagree a little with that.

    Lawn jobs (turf jobs) in cars....graffiti....shooting out light bulbs or windows with bb guns.....throwing snow balls at cars.... kids do that crap ALL THE TIME

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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nonsense. It is not a natural part of being a kid to intentionally damage property, public or private. That is why it is a criminal offense to do so. As pranks at HS we picked up the coach's VW bug and placed it (tightly) sideways in the gym entrance alcove and set fireworks (bottle rockets), timed with cigarettes to delay the fuses, in the staff parking area but we did not intentionally break or permanently damage/deface anything. Pranks are intended to annoy not to do permanent harm/damage.
    Dunno about you but kids are destructive - having been one you'd agree no? Without having a list of the actual damage it's hard to say.
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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Scare them, school disciplinary measures are fine like not letting them walk, but arrests are overboard. This country has a serious problem with bringing in law enforcement on everything.
    Are you suggesting that the police should not respond to an alarm at a school? That makes no sense.

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    Re: High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests



    Thoughts on punishments here.

    Should parents be held accountable?
    Legal arrest records?
    Official charges?

    Just a high school prank?

    Let kids go with a wrist slap?

    They're just being kids?

    Enough is enough with these young punks - throw the book at them?



    Well, let's see.

    The courts do allow for intent....as in if it was an intent to steal, well then maybe a stiffer penalty.

    But how is this any different that say a flash mob in Watts?

    The damage done AND the cost of the police raid, the investigation and the trial must be repaid, and they should at least get indefinite probation ]if not some hard time.

    As well, the school should consider making them repeat their senior year. These pukes certainly don't deserve college.
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