Cops: 'Hats Off' to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

No harm, no foul
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2018 12:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – As far as senior pranks go, this may win "Most All-Around Appreciated" in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police Department seemed disturbing enough: Someone had smashed a vehicle into the side of the school, bursting through to the other side and into the principal's office. But when police arrived, they found a phony (but realistic-looking) crash site, crafted out of half of an old car, real scattered bricks, and a tarp hung on the brick wall to resemble a huge hole. "We have always joked … that the school was a jail and once we graduated that we were going to bust out of this place," says Konur Pasko, one of the seniors who came up with the idea.

The Cumberland PD was one of the first to offer its kudos to the young pranksters. "Hats off to … one of [the] best senior pranks that Cumberland High School has seen," the department wrote on Facebook. "With everything going on in the world, if you cannot find humor in this, then I truly do not know what you will find humor in," one of the department's patrol officers tells BuzzFeed. The school district gave a thumbs-up to the prank as well, mostly because it was simply relieved no real damage had been done. "Nice work seniors! You had everyone a little nervous this morning!" it posted on Facebook.

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