Half the graduating class at a Texas high school was suspended and had their senior privileges revoked over a prank that involved sticking plastic forks into the school field, a local news outlet said.
About 40 students were involved altogether – but some went into Comfort High School at night and spread balloons and plastic wrap inside, News 4 San Antonio reported.
“It was a harmless senior prank that all of us parents knew 100% what was going on,” parent Hope Jay told News 4.
Pictures posted by reporter Morgan Burrell on Twitter included a photo of a mounted deer head rearranged to be crooked and other mischief.
The valedictorian and salutatorian were among the high performers in the class who were in on the shenanigans and are now suspended. Parents are complaining that the field forkers and those who went in the school are facing the same discipline.
School administrators didn’t comment to the station. The situation has prompted the social media hashtag #freetheforkingseniors.
Mom Shannon Tonroy told News 4 some parents thought the school’s punishment was a revenge prank itself.
“You know, they, they, you know, the kids go in and prank them while they turn around and prank the kids,” Tonroy told the station.
“And that would have been absolutely fantastic, a great way to have dealt with it.”
Photo: Comfort High School