WRIGHTSTOWN, Wis. — Some eastern Wisconsin high school students say administrators have gone too far in banning them from their graduation ceremony over a senior prank.
The Wrightstown School District officials say a group of 20 students toilet-papered the trees and wrote graffiti on bricks outside its high school May 7, WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2pGdDKg ) reported. Wrightstown police chief Greg Deike said five of the students also broke into the gym.
“There could be citations anywhere from criminal damage of property, to disorderly conduct, to entering a locked building,” Deike said.
Five seniors aren’t allowed to walk in their May 26 graduation ceremony because of the prank.
“We’ve been working hard for four years to get our diploma, now our family can’t watch us,” said Andrew Vandewalle, one of the seniors banned from commencement. “Our parents, our grandparents, our aunts and uncles, none of them can come and watch, and some people are flying in.”
The students said the only damage done to the inside of the school was scattered toilet paper and moved bleachers that could be easily cleaned up.
“There was some chalk written on the ground,” said Haakon Wagner, another senior banned from commencement. “All you have to do is get a bucket of water and wash it off.”
Wagner said it was wrong to do the prank, but that it was “meant to be light-hearted.”
“We just wanted to toilet-paper it and have fun before we graduated, but it did not turn out that way,” Wagner said.
Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com