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June 9th, 2000

Senior Pranks

Over at the Obscure Store, they’ve been featuring a number of stories from around the country about “Senior Pranks” at high schools. At one, a group of girls flashed a group of guys. Elsewhere, a female showered with males as a prank (this one’s gotten a lot of press). And at another, students welded a Volkswagon around a tree (wow!). The funny thing is, I don’t ever remember there being so-called “Senior Pranks” at my high school. Did I just go to a really lame high school or are these yearly pranks somewhat isolated? -ram

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chase August 30, 2006, 1:07 am

alright heres one, i just started reading your guys and i dont know if this is on here but we as freshman were at lunch and heard the bell go off, and DING it popped into our heads, alarm clocks! over the next four years moderatly, moderatly is the most important becuase if the cops look at store tapes and see u bying like 20 clocks in a row for a year they will know its you, we secronized “sp” and put them in every locker we could and some 2 clocks and we also bought locks moderatly of course and locked all the lockers, no one locks there lockers at our school and on the last day DING DING DING they canceled finals it was awsome

Ryan August 30, 2006, 2:35 am

Uh-oh… we may have to re-dumbass some Pings!

Another guy named Mike September 4, 2006, 5:16 am

I’m a senior this year… we are planning on this prank, which I haven’t seen listed here already. Wee are going to truck in a bunch of bags of sand and a volleyball net overnight and as the students arrive the next day the seniors will be playing beach volleyball on the front lawn. If we have the resources we may have a barbeque as well 🙂 Free hot dogs for all!

Ryan September 4, 2006, 1:58 pm

That sounds like it should have been an episode of Saved by the Bell.

mommy September 6, 2006, 3:11 pm

My son graduated from a small Christian school 2 years ago. Not only are senior pranks allowed, the senior class is given the key to the school for one night of fun. His class did the dixie cups filled with water thing. They covered the entire 3rd floor hall, spelling out ‘class of 2005’ with food coloring in some cups. They made a HUGE dixie cup pyramid (filled with water). Then they did the BEST thing!!! They had digital cameras and took pictures of 2 classrooms-even took pictures of what was on the blackboards. They then (using the pictures they had taken with the digital cameras) moved all the furniture..from one room to the other. They even duplicated a time-line that was on the History blackboard. It was awesome! They also went into the office and covered the desk and keyboard of the upper school principal with pennies. No glue was needed~~they stood the pennies up in between each letter on the keyboard and then just scattered TONS of pennies all over the office. They did a few other things too, but these were the highlights. If you guys would do fun but not destructive pranks more schools would allow the pranking.

Novato High School (CA) September 7, 2006, 10:50 pm

OK, I’ve read most of the posts in this thread, and some are pretty good. However, I don’t think anything comes close to what our seniors did at Novato High School back in 1986.

A few very influential students got together and organized a scavenger hunt like no other. It was planned for a night during the last week of school and the only thing that was told to the other seniors was that they needed to organize four person teams, it cost $20 per team to play, the bigger the vehicle they could bring for their team the better and a place to meet at 10:00 PM where they would learn where the item lists and rules would be distributed.

Hundreds of people gathered at the meeting place and someone called the pay phone and announced a location for the lists. Everyone blazed out of the parking lot and totally ignored stop lights and speed limits on the way to get their lists.

The rules were simple, get as much stuff as you can and meet at a parking lot near Stinson Beach at 6:00 AM. On the back of the lists was the number for a family lawyer to call in case you got arrested. (Novato is in Marin County, one of the richest counties in the nation)

Anyway, here are a few items I can remember from the lists:

– A McDonald’s uniform
– A Denny’s menu
– A bell from a Taco-Bell
– A bowling pin
– A school desk
– A hotel Bible
– A live chicken
– Fresh roadkill
– A tombstone
– A suit of armor
– A mailbox filled with puke
– A picture of one of your team-mates with a hooker
– A picture of one of your team-mates riding a cow
– A picture of one of your team-mates on top of the Golden Gate Bridge (One team actually climbed the bridge earlier in the year and that’s where that came from. He did it again for the scavenger hunt)
– A picture of one of your team-mates in a KKK uniform in front of B&K Liquor in downtown Oakland.
– A picture of one of your team-mates naked on Broadway street in SF.
– The totem pole that was in front of a local convenience store
– A tennis court net
– The lights from a cop car
– The nozzle from a gas pump
– A basketball net
– Many other items, but I can’t remember them now… (It was 20 years ago, damn I’m getting old)

Larger items and harder to obtain items had higher point values. The team with the most points at the end of the scavenger hunt got most of the entrance fees and each member got to pick one item to keep from any of the other teams.

One of the local bowling alleys observed several HS students run in, run straight down the lane, grab a pin and run out. They caught on quickly and posted someone at the door with a big box of retired pins and handed one to each HS age kid that came in.

Fair warning to anyone who wants to do something like this; two people were arrested that night. One was caught trying to get the lights from a cop car (another team was successful) and the other was caught sawing off a gas pump nozzle with a hacksaw.

One thing that makes this even better, is that it was written about the next year in our school’s literary magazine. The title was “We Won’t Get Caught, We’re on a Mission from God”. (I was hoping to find it on the web, but haven’t yet). The article said the names were changed to protect the guilty, but they weren’t. It was a very comprehensive account of the events from that evening written by one of the members of the winning team.

Chris September 8, 2006, 12:32 am

Ok, here’s a totally revolutionary idea that nobody has ever mentioned on this site.

You get four pigs, then (oh, this part is great), then, you number them 1,2, and 4! But not three! HAHAHA! They will not know WHAT to do! DUDE, my principal is soooo dumb, he though he could find the third pig! HAH! Isn’t that great!?

scotte2051 September 14, 2006, 1:56 am

In our School District, we have phones that are all networked together by extensions. All 3 digit extensions (i.e.- 100-600). We also have an interbuilding PA system so that the school officials may make an “All Call” to page everyone in the building to go to the Gymnasium, or for messages of the same nature. I know both most of the faculty members in my school and are friends with most of them. On the telephones in the High School office, there is a button that says “Paging” and when you click that button, it gives you an audible tone over the headset, then you press the button 2 to page all High School intercoms, I was wanting to hook up a CD player, or MP3 player to a phone and let it play until they could figure out what was going on, the only problem is that, the only phones that have the “Paging” buttons are in the Offices, I know that there has to been an extension that the telephone dials when the button it pressed, but it is not shown, and no one seems to know what the extension is. If I could figure out the extension it would be much easier to dial in from a phone that is hardly ever used and forgotten about so that it would last longer. This is pretty much one of the easiest pranks to get by with and one of the hardest for someone to stop. I know for a fact that all the telephones run from a Server, however, the Technology Director will not reset the server because it is too much of a hassle, and he actually is not contracted to do it, the telephone company is. This is a good idea, but can anyone help me with what the extension may be on the telepone for the “Paging” button? Any help is appreciated!

MV September 17, 2006, 6:58 pm

We tried builing a cement wall in front of our school on the day of finals. Just buy some cement and some cinderblocks, mix the cement before hand and with 5 people the deal should take about 20 minutes tops. We got unlucky and ended up running from the cops that patrol the area during the last couple of days, but if done in the the middle of the year it would have been possible.

Katie September 20, 2006, 11:39 pm

So i have been reading a few of these and they all sound pretty good. I am a senior this year and i want something people will remember. Last year, all the seniors did was write “Seniors ’06” with window markers, that washed off, on peoples car windows..lame right? But I saw a bunch of posts about the alarms, and i was thinking of getting peoples locker #’s and setting loud alarm clocks in random peoples lockers and making them go off at different times. Since they were locked in lockers, teachers couldnt just go and turn them off, they would need a janitor to come unlock that locker and when they were shutting that one off, another one..or more would be going off in lockers somewhere else..please email me( and tell me if you think that would be a good idea..:D

Kevin October 3, 2006, 9:25 pm

about the pig prank all the way in the middle of this blog-thats a good idea but it would be better to number 3 pigs 1,3 and 4 so that way you know people will look for the missing number 2 pig. This idea insures that there is another pig to look for. Also, some seniors at my school once made a mixture of soap, grease and water, then poured an immense amount of it in the main bathroom at our school. Then, they removed the mirrors from the wall and placed them over our automatic flushing toilets so you had to stare at yourself when you peed plus the toilets didn’t flush and eventually overflowed. I thought it was pretty funny, so i’m trying to find a way to one-up it any takes?

ian October 6, 2006, 3:57 am

okay, you guys no offense sound like you have lame pranks. the best weve done this year (im graduating right now) is stick a skunk in the ventilation. unfortunately it died and got infested with maggots. and the filters were all ruined and the school still smells three weeks later. but were gonna do some stuff with superglued pennies and toilet paper, and some kid already threw dead fish all over the door

zack November 2, 2006, 10:29 pm

This is similar to some of the others, but the best one I have heard of from my school is welding an old car around the flag pole. Don’t ask me how they did it, but it happened.

Lame ones from the past few years have been:
Throwing trash all over the field (guess who cleaned it up)
Planting the state flower in the shape of ’06 (gone before lunch)
Stink bombs in the venilation shafts

Andrea November 11, 2006, 7:19 pm

everybodys talking about zip-tying stuff but idk how to do that. anyone wanna clue me in?

Prankstaforce1 November 29, 2006, 9:12 pm

ON THE ZIP TIE THING U just buy zip ties and put em on stuff simple
on the main thing me and freinds have been plannin senior prank since 6th grade (soph) now we arnt going to tell what we will do this year but last year we put clear jello in every toliet and sporked the football feild and stole the principles tires and thats wimpy compared to this years junk

Evans, GA

Anon January 15, 2007, 8:47 pm

Here’s a good senior prank. Crucifixion. Stay with me on this one. What you can do is either buy or steal lumber (a good idea would be to kill a family with an ice pick and take apart their home) and form them into crosses. Then you take underclassmen that fail to answer a preset list of questions correctly and you gag them and nail them to a cross. Imagine how surprised the teachers will be when they see kids dangling from crosses (on fire, if you can manage)! Of course, you might go to jail for a 50 years, but that’s fine, right?

Harvard Grad..... January 21, 2007, 6:37 pm

I think SOME of you should worry more about your SCHOOL WORK THAN PRANKS!!!! YOUR SPELLING SUCKS!!!!! What LOSERS!!!!

Steven January 28, 2007, 11:06 am

Even though I’m a Junior right now, I got together a bunch of other Juniors as well as Seniors and we all went out onto the football, soccer, and other fields w/ trucks and SUVs and did a bunch of doughnuts, totally screwing up the lawns. Then we hooked up chains to the football posts and pulled them down. Other than that, it has mostly been regular stuff like the baby oil on the floors and sneaking Potassium Nitrate out of the chemistry storage room and putting it in toilets (makes a big boom). Lastly, we took a portable welder, and welded the outside door’s hinges shut, they had to take the doors completely off!!!

mtf February 1, 2007, 4:32 am

The (fat) security guards @ our school ride around everywhere in golf carts. I’m thinking something along the lines of cutting the brakes.

Elese February 4, 2007, 12:10 am

yall had some pretty good ideas and it made me think of some of my own. i didnt read through everything yet but some of my ideas are probably like yours with some differences. i’m graduating this year ’07 and i’ve been trying to think of pranks since elementary school, here are some of my ideas. tell me what yall think

1.clear jell-o, suran rap, or chocolate candy bars in the toilets
2. stink bombs in the hallways
3.block the parking lot entrances and/or doors with police caution tape and that goes with 4. outlines of ‘murder’ victims
5.fine a way to connect all of the cars in the parking lot with rope or chains tying all of the side mirrors together
6. suran rap all of the cars
7.let the air out of the principal’s times and give him some kind of a slow pump to fill them back up
8.hang a flag saying ’07 on the flag pole
9.frozen shaving cream left to melt outside infront of all of the entrances
10.water balloons filled with shaving cream, whipped cream, or baking soda and vinegar sauce or baking soda in the ketchup dispensars
12.leave manikins around the school in random places and also outside my school we have little waiting room things between sets of doors at all of our entrances and i’m thinking about filling them all up with random objects like:pop tabs, empty pop cans or bottles, paper balls, packing peanuts, shreded paper, popcorn, dog treats, fake plants, shoes. fill it a few feet high or fill it as much as we can.
14.have things stacked infront of all of the classroom doors.
15. disconnected all of the keyboards and mouses or mice*lmfao wichever it is* from all of the computers
16.write the graduation year and seniors on every single desk with shaving cream
17.blow up balloons with air and helium and fill the halls or certain classrooms, also condoms could be used but that could cause problems for being sexual

what do yall think? if i can think of anymore i’ll fill yall in. i’m not sure which ones i’ll do, maybe all. and i’m not sure when either, i have have until the end of may. good lucky with all of your pranks.

Jack February 9, 2007, 2:20 am

well… one that i have yet to see that my class (particularly me) is doing is making a giant penis (10′ or so) out of paper miache and putting it on top of the school so that it hangs over the entrance

it should be relatively easy.. and b/c where i live is cold we’re just going to throw water all over the base to ice it to the roof and make it more difficult to take down

this is a pretty cool thing to do simply b/c there is little risk in being charged w/ nything (a couple of dedicated ppl w/ blowdryers could get it down) and it causes no permanent damage but makes for a hilarious day

Foxtrotx2 February 11, 2007, 9:20 am

Simple: 2oo+ pounds of bird seed. BTW, dont forget your umbrella.

marilyn February 13, 2007, 12:49 am

my senior prank rocked! it was safe, legal and didnt cost any money. At my school there are 4 periods in a day. So me and my friends decided that second period after the late bell rings, the whole senior class starts running around the school. When the administration came there was too many kids running around to get control of. Some kids even brough in those small water guns and threw around confetti. Also kids also popped into classrooms to create more madness! It was great!!

katie February 13, 2007, 2:32 am

one word- lime. use lime to write ‘class of 2007’ in the grass. it will take a really long time for the grass to grow back. you can get lime at any lawn/farm supply store.

mattybobs February 13, 2007, 4:50 am

hey, i got a serios question about my senior prank for june. 400 alarm clocks strategically hidden throughout school… ceilings, books, trashcans, taped to chairs… all set to go off at the same time (like sixth period)

good idea? or bad idea? how much trouble we looking at?

russysbabe February 14, 2007, 3:36 am

im not sure what to do yet for my senior prank…i was thinking about taking all of the desks out of every classroom and putting them into out baseball field but i need to fing away to get into the rooms….or to use chalk and window paint to write stuff all over the school….not sure yet….

ALONSO February 16, 2007, 8:44 pm

so last year as a junior me and a group of friends went to the student parking lot while the seniors were at gradnite, so all of their cars were their jus waitin for the takin (seriously ppl knew sumthin was goin down, they even paid an extra $60 for security, our school cop was there) so we took off 20 liscense plates and spelled out ’07 with them, yea that was made into an insant classic

that one kid March 1, 2007, 11:36 pm

Ok…so currently I am working on a prank that involves mail and no school. We are writing a letter on our school letterhead that there is a gas problem in the school, so it is going to be cancelled for a few days. We are most likely to do it over spring break so the main offices are closed and the parents wouldn’t be able to contact anyone to find out if it is real. I also found all teachers in the school district and made sure that a letter wasn’t sent to their kids. There is only one thing that is left. We need to steal $400 in stamps to mail them, or hand deliver all of the letters. I’m thinking that with like 50 people that this won’t be too much of a problem, but it is illegal. It is a federal offense to put something in a mailbox. So if anyone has feedback about penalties for this let me know. ITS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

gabe March 11, 2007, 9:49 am

i need help pling early

heyhay April 1, 2007, 1:55 pm

hey yall at my school some guy took a pic of a nude girl and posted it on our social studies thats gross!!!!

Jessica April 6, 2007, 11:04 pm

Okay, ive read just about all the messages on this board and i am sure that i will be the last one to respond to this, so i am not expecting feed back, but so far the most original prank i have read about would be mine.

what about a getting every senior to either give up a pair of boxers or panties or bras or pitch in money so we can buy some, tie them all together and hang them outside the front doors where everyone can see them. in the middle you need to get enough white boxers and write Class ’08 (thats when im going to be graduating) on them. then inside the cafeteria just hang bras from the ceilings and maybe make a banner saying GRADS ARE BREAKING FREE!! its a harmless prank, relatively inexpensive, doesnt cause any damage, you wont be charged anything and when they janitors take everything down, they can donate teh underwear to a charity or something. SHEER GENIUS!

adam April 13, 2007, 8:53 pm

can some one help me with ideas, but the problem is we have security cameras all over the school :outside, parking lot, halways. And what would be the best high school prank. And i graduate in less then 50 days. HELP!!!

Future President April 16, 2007, 4:22 am

Hey! Some advice about how to sneak into your school!

Before the day is over, choose some random door that isn’t used very much, open the door, push in the little latch on the side of it that locks the door, and put a piece of tape over it. The latch will stay inside and the door will stay unlocked.

For the class of 2006, I wanted to plan something sweet. So, being the innovative person I am, I snooped around online and found that you can buy a case of 2000 bouncy balls for about $110. We took up a secret collection with the senior class. During the last period of the day, right before the bell rang, me and my nameless partner asked our teachers for bathroom passes. Then, wearing hoodies with the hoods up, we grabbed our case of bouncy balls, ran into the main hallway of the school, and just as the bell rang, unleashed the bouncy balls. Imagine the chaos and missed bus rides that ensued.

We also snuck in the night before and decorated each bus with all sorts of “just married” decorations. Some kids during the night had stretched big banners between each prong of the goal posts on the football field with stuff written on them that I won’t repeat. 🙂 Since none of these were really damaging (everyone got free bouncy balls, for cryin’!) and we were so careful, everyone got off completely free.

But my old auditorium doubled as our cafeteria, and so instead of having a sloping floor like normal auditoriums, we had five levels, the lowest one in the middle and the biggest one on the outside. The plan for years was to fill the bottom most level with water and put in some live goldfish.

I like the ex-lax, laughing gas and dry ice ideas though. 🙂

Jameyle April 16, 2007, 4:19 pm

I think those are some nice pranks but nothing beats the classic stink bomb in hallway prank.

Sarah April 23, 2007, 5:40 pm

So some of these pranks are creative, and some of them….. not so much.

I have to say that I really don’t find pranks where students try to make it look like teachers or administrators behave badly are very funny. Making it look like you are sleeping or drinking or doing illegal drugs with a teacher or principal can end their careers. Even if you own up that it was a joke, there will always be people who don’t believe it was a prank and make life difficult for them. ‘Pranks’ like these have been in the news in the past. They’ve lost the teacher their job, ended marriages, and caused untold humiliation. Even if you don’t report it as a crime, something like a student sleeping with a teacher MUST be investigated as a crime, even if it is believed to be a joke. Just because you hate this person doesn’t give you the right to destroy their life. So they gave you a lot of homework and made you fail that test and put you in detention. Get over with it, come up with something better.

Also, when planning these pranks, try to picture explaining to your parents and grandparents and friends and neighbors that you won’t be attending graduation or you’re on probabtion because of a prank. “Isn’t that funny, Grandma? Gluing all the doors shut? Who knew it was a violation of the fire code to block exits from the school…”

I’m in college now and we’re working our our senior prank. It involves a graduation ceremony, five hundred lawn flamingoes, several cases of sidewalk chalk, a few miles of streamers, and an army of garden gnomes. You see, we graduate on the football field. 🙂

Travis April 27, 2007, 7:41 am

Sarah — That’s freakin’ Genius. I myself go to a Private Christian School, and I’m looking for a grand finale that’ll leave the teachers and administrators without a way to suspend me, and is also one of those things that just leaves all the students in stitches. The only thing I’ve really thought about doing was taking a bunch of those banners that say something like,”Budweiser” And supergluing them to all the buildings. Maybe even just bypassing the superglue and stringing them in the hallways afterhours(Since I have access to keys to get into the buildings). They’ve been looking to suspend, even expell me, for awhile now, so I don’t want to give them a reason, but I don’t want to forego a senior legend simply because of fear. That’s not my style. Any ideas? Thanks for the time.

Lacey May 17, 2007, 9:30 pm

A girl showering with guys? how is that a prank? sounds like a SKANK! our seniors put up a for sale sign on our school with the phone number. they didnt even get in trouble!

Chealsey May 18, 2007, 2:13 pm

I got a prank, how bout we got about half of the seniors and we formed lines down the halls throwin conffetti, wearing silly hats and face paint like clowns, making noise with air horns, at the same time the people at the end of the line people are spilling baby oil on the floor behind us. We all meet up on the main hall and leave

J. Lorenzi October 19, 2007, 4:57 am

for senior prank 2008 i had to start off the year by finding a bees nest and vacuuming up the bees and releasing about 500 in the school. me and my friend both got caught and suspened for 3 days but it was funny as hell. they had to smoke them out. lol if u got anything better let me no i will do just about anything

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