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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Senior Pranks 2006
Status: Mischief
Most high schools are now out for the summer, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to pause and remember some of the senior pranks that made headlines this year. As usual, they're a mix of the clever, stupid, rude, and cruel.

Car on roof - image Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School: School officials found a Honda Accord "painted neon pink and covered with green question marks" on the roof of the high school. "Nassau police and school officials said yesterday that dozens of students used crudely made ramps to drag the Honda Accord... onto the roof."

Power out - Neuqua Valley High School: Two students were arrested for attempting what they called the "senior prank of all senior pranks." Their plan was to disable a generator and take "other steps to ensure the power would go out and classes would be canceled for younger students still in school." They were caught in the act by a custodian and arrested at their homes.

School for sale - Cape Fear Academy: "During the night before their last day of school Friday, about 20 members of the senior class strung a $215, 3-foot-by-9-foot vinyl sign with large, red letters spelling out "Entire School For Sale" and the school's telephone number between two posts in front of the school yard on South College Road. Another 20 or so smaller "For Sale" signs were peppered around the grounds."

Squealing pig - Severna Park High School: Students "released a squealing 31-pound piglet named Hamilton into the halls on the sinister date of 6/6/06 ... Purloined from a county park for an end-of-year stunt, the 3-month-old pig -- nickname: Hammy -- appeared Tuesday morning in the math wing of the Annapolis area school between the first and second class periods. Administrators cornered the frightened animal near an exit, where he submitted to capture as students recorded the moment on their cellphone cameras. 'There was this crowd of people who were, like, 'Omigod, there's a pig,' ' said Sarah Wade, a junior."

Marijuana muffins - Lake Highlands High School: A friend of a student delivered marijuana-spiked muffins to the teachers lounge. "He brought bran muffins to suburban Lake Highlands High School on May 16, saying they were part of an Eagle Scout project. When school employees ate the muffins, they began complaining of nausea, lightheadedness and headaches, and were briefly hospitalized. "They were just thinking it would be fun to get these teachers all silly and giggly," said Rita Greenfield, an 86-year-old receptionist at the school who spent two days in the hospital after eating the muffins.

Cruelty to animals - Ponderosa High School: "The local news broadcasters used words like 'horrified,' 'abusive behavior' and 'unbelievable act of cruelty' to describe the so-called senior prank at an area high school that involved someone dropping 45 baby chicks from a second-floor balcony, resulting in the deaths of seven of the chicks.... Four years ago in the county, a student at Highlands Ranch High School threw a rabbit across the gymnasium at a pep rally, breaking its legs and paralyzing it. The rabbit was later destroyed." (Good grief! PETA needs to open a chapter in that county.)

Doors glued shut - Independence High School (San Jose): "Right in the middle of finals week, an entire high school campus was virtually shut down Tuesday morning, after somebody glued classroom doors shut... The pranksters used super glue, as well as toothpicks in the locks. The numbers "06" were also painted on school buildings... As exams were delayed and students and teachers milled about this morning, maintenance crews used blow-torches to melt the glue that was squirted onto classroom locks."

Personalized underwear - East Aurora High (suburban Chicago): Several seniors were banned from attending graduation "as punishment for participating in an end-of-the-year prank last week that involved spray painting school property, stealing a statue of the Tomcat mascot and hanging underwear adorned with printout photos of administrators' faces in front of the building.... The damages have cost the district $1,700,"

Baby oil on floor - Omaha Burke High School: Students spread baby oil on the school's floors, resulting in injury for one teacher. "The principal of Omaha Burke High School underwent knee surgery Tuesday for an injury she suffered when she slipped on baby oil spread by vandals on the school's floors... Officers had caught five 18-year-olds inside the school, where 20 locker doors had a glue-type substance put in their locks and where the floors and stairs were coated with baby oil.

Flat tires - Jefferson High School (New Jersey): "a high school prankster deflated the front tires of 24 school buses parked at a Weldon Road compound Tuesday, but district officials weren't laughing as they were forced to cancel classes for more than 3,600 students... In addition to the tire damage, the vandals left behind another clue: The numbers "06" spray-painted on one of the buses."

Alcohol allowed - Daniel Hand High School: "Parents of high school seniors received a letter from Daniel Hand High School, with official letter head, concerning the upcoming prom. Included,a policy about drinking that it was allowed!... Principal Barbara Britton acted immediately to get the word out that this letter was not authentic posting a message on the school's website saying: "Let me assure you that underage drinking and the serving of alcoholic beverages is not permissible at the senior prom or any sponsored school event."
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 19, 2006
Comments (249)
if you work with any kind of animal get their feces/ pee/poop and collect it then, put a lil' slivver into every lckr possible of the ppl you most hate!... INCLUDING LUNCH BOXES!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:38 PM
take a pic. of the principle's face then copy and paste it on to a print out saying "If you have an std and wanna talk about it come talk to me cause i have one too!"
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:39 PM
the one with the dead cats is just mean dude. if you do that dead or not it's the same as animal slaughter!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:41 PM
get worms and put them into the slushy machines just remember not to drink it. But, make sure you don't get caught and the ppl u hate get a slushy and the teachers and the principle and a couple of your friends that don't know about it.
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:46 PM
get rid of the pervs! girls don't like that ! also that means get rid of the porn!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:47 PM
get everyone to where buck fush t-shirts!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:48 PM
get your peeps to come on this site. NOW! i can't keep up with this crp all by myself ... watch mtv2.highschool pranks and contraversies for ideas!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:50 PM
Get fake snakes and put them in the a teachers purse!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  09:06 PM
YALL IM OUT!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  Lititz,pa  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  09:07 PM
put baby oil on the wheels of the principles car then put baby powder mixed with water in/on the driver's seat. so, when he/she sits down to go home, they will have a baby's bottom!
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  lititz,pa  on  Sun Jul 08, 2007  at  01:17 PM
angry Can someone reply back.
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  lititz,pa  on  Sun Jul 08, 2007  at  01:20 PM
Yo! I need some help here PPl. Get some peeps on this site. For a prank get some bloody didos, and thriw them at people.
Posted by Paige Allshouse  in  lititz,pa  on  Sun Jul 08, 2007  at  01:24 PM
I want to put a fenct up around the student parking lot the last day of school so all the underclass men are stuck at school on the last day
Posted by Miranda Pitonak  in  St.Louis Mo  on  Wed Jul 11, 2007  at  12:09 AM
you no how wen u put a towel in water it turns really heavy well some of the seniors took this to a whole nother level they put temperpedic matresses in the school pool. just so u no temperpedic matresses are like huge sponges.
p.s. the school had to take a crane to take them out
Posted by durka durka  in  carona del mar  on  Wed Jul 11, 2007  at  03:00 AM
A few years back some of the seniors at my high school took a freshman and ducktaped him to the wall and whenever the principle saw it he just laughed and told the freshman that he better hurry up and get down or he would be late to class and no one helped him get down for a long time
Posted by Philip  in  Huntsville, Texas  on  Fri Jul 13, 2007  at  01:56 AM
The best prank I've ever heard of was when my mom went to school. She went to Enterprise high school and back then they would use the Shasta High School football field for their games but they weren't allowed to put up Enterprise flags. So, one year, some of the seniors wrote EHS in fertilizer on the field for about 6 months and by the time Shasta found out about it they had EHS written in dark green letters on their field that they couldn't get rid of.
Posted by John Wilcox  in  Anderson, CA  on  Fri Jul 13, 2007  at  05:46 PM
i am a sophmore now but in my eighth grade year the seniors released 100,000 crickets (and i am NOT kidding). it took about 1 month to get rid of all of them.
and some advice to anybody going to put stuff in the vents.... don't. this year the class of '07 put a bunch of dead crabs and some fish in the heating vents in the math wing and my math class stunk so bad we had to have class in the library. it still stinks and that was at the beginning of the year................
Posted by Rebecca C. B.  in  california  on  Fri Jul 13, 2007  at  11:31 PM
Even though the chicken thing with the numbers is kind of popular on here, ive never heard of it before and i doubt our principal has and i think its hilarious. Also the school letter about condoms being passed out, thats one I'm definitely going to use. Thanks.
Posted by Brittany  in  louisiana  on  Tue Jul 17, 2007  at  05:31 AM
ELLO CHUMS
OUR PRANK OF OUR SENIOR YEAR WAS THAT WE MADE ALOT OF SIGNS THAT SAID "PFHHHH" AND HUNG THEM AROUNGH THE SCHOOL
LAUGH OUT PFHHHH.
FROM DING AND DONG IN PFHHHH TOWNE cool hmm
Posted by PFHHHH  in  PFHHHH TOWNE, CALIFORNIA  on  Wed Jul 18, 2007  at  06:04 PM
We meat again aye? cool smirk
jEllo prancksters...ers and pranckster-ettes-ssss-s. we mad a bunch of sines that said "PFHHHH!" WE Luve OUR TOWN SOOO MUCH THAT WE JUST HAD TO DO IT. we l-l-luve pfhhhh pfhhhh pfhhhh sorry ive got a st-st-st-t-t-t-tutter-er-er-er-ah-ERRR. problum. i dddddont minde tellin u abut it. thatssssss ohw k thought. i lllllike.yew lots-s-s-s-pfhhhh-s-s-sssss-s-S
Posted by pfhhhH  in  pfhhhhtowne  on  Wed Jul 18, 2007  at  06:16 PM
In HS a few friends purchased donuts for the school faculty and left them in the teacher's lounge before school started. The donuts were piled high and at the bottom of the box were pictures of the donuts on their dongs.
Posted by Bubba Jones  in  Southern Ca  on  Mon Jul 23, 2007  at  04:59 PM
Some seniors put Frishe's big boy on top of the high school and were fortunatally aloud to walk with their graduating class.
Posted by Alyson  on  Mon Jul 23, 2007  at  11:10 PM
All these pranks sound friggin' awsome! My friends and I wanna do something really huge, nothing to do with vandalism or anything. Every year the tradition at our school is forking the football field. I think its really shady. So we're gonna do something outrageous!! and who cares if we get in trouble, we had fun!! raspberry
Posted by BreAnna  in  Enid, ok  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  05:54 PM
Ok so as a junior i fit more with the senior class than my own... so we got the brilliant idea to pull a few senior pranks. One of our teachers had formerly been in a male nudeee magazine and he taught drivers ed. we taped over one of his tapes with a porno and had a class of freshman and sophomores watching with wide eyes!!
to top off the year we took all of the desks, tables, and chairs in the whole school and piled them into the study hall blocking the doors and making it very hard for anyone to attend class. this is what the power of two classes can do.... CLASS OF 07 AND 08 RULE THE SCHOOL!!!!
Posted by B  in  Illinois  on  Mon Jul 30, 2007  at  03:42 PM
this probably wouldn't work anymore because of zero-tolerance but when my sister was in high school they used to have all out water wars with water guns and such and one of the teachers would just go out in the hallway with flippers and an umbrella and watch it all
Posted by claire  in  waunakee  on  Wed Aug 01, 2007  at  03:05 PM
im a junior and our seniors last year decided to do a real good senior prank....they sprayed round up in the shape of a penis on the foot ball feild so that when you were in the stands you could see a huge penis on the felid! it was great!
Posted by hailey  in  deville, la.  on  Fri Aug 03, 2007  at  04:12 AM
This year a few of my friends and I are going to buy a whole lot of flour and make an artificial snow day in April. Im talkin the whole front lawn. And then for the windows we are spraying them with water and then throwing flour on them so it sticks. I dont know if anyone here has ever tried the get flour off a window after the water dries, but its a pain in the ass. Even when more water is added.
Posted by Jay  in  Texas  on  Sun Aug 05, 2007  at  05:41 PM
at my school atlast day of school the tv comes on and puts our principal play.so me and my friend switched the footage to my principal giving head.then penises and vaginas.
Posted by randall haslehoff  in  bronx,newyork  on  Mon Aug 06, 2007  at  03:17 AM
My sisters class parked their cars [they get out of school a week early] in the exit to the parking lot.But i live 3 blocks from school so I just walked home.
Posted by Molly  in  St. louis,MO  on  Mon Aug 06, 2007  at  05:54 PM
Can anyone say Slip n Slide? My class (2008) wants to put a Slip n slide down the hall ways. Our hallways have one central one then ones off it. So our plan in to put the slip and slide in there, put a few hoses running on it and the whole class wear swim suits to school.
Posted by KC  in  LA, NM  on  Wed Aug 08, 2007  at  07:15 PM
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