A hypothetical question: if someone were to shoot you in the kneecap and explain it away as “just a prank,” would you laugh?
The latest idiots stretching the definition of “prank” are 62 graduating seniors from New Jersey’s Teaneck High School. In a collaborative effort, the teens recently broke into the school, flipping desks, peeing in hallways, slicking doorknobs with grease, and, strangely, leaving balloons all over the place like an incontinent clown.
Police responded to a silent alarm at around 2:30 a.m.; they found students hiding behind trash cans or in the midst of an unsuccessful escape. The kids pled “prank,” but 62 students were ultimately arrested: 24 will face burglary and criminal charges, while those lucky enough to be 17 years old were released to their parents. From NBC New York:
“I’ve been a police officer 19 years, and this is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” Garland said.
Several of the students allegedly told police that it was all part of a senior class prank, he said.
“They’re learning the hard way that it’s not too funny,” Garland said.
These stories are pretty common. And they, along with a quick perusal of YouTube, show that no one understands what a prank is anymore. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DESTROY SHIT TO PRANK PEOPLE. If both parties aren’t laughing at the end, it is not a prank. It is you being a dick.
[H/T: NBC New York]