It was innocent fun -- a flashback to the good 'ol days in high school. You know, when kids weren't shooting each other for no reason. Still, the senior class at Leadership High School in Hayward are in big trouble after a group of teens started a food fight that escalated in the school cafeteria.
Of course, school officials are not impressed by the soon-to-be-college kids' behavior. They told media outlets that the senior prank went too far, calling the old-fashioned fun "devastating."
"There are going to be consequences," principal Lauren Klaffky says.
Seniors said that the planned food fight was just innocent fun that turned, well, sour. It all started with someone getting cake in the face and ended with oranges hurled so hard that one student had to go to the hospital.
"They're good kids. They do well in school. It was a senior prank. They
just wanted to go out with a bang," Franco Cruz-Ochoa, a senior, told KTVU. "It
just kind of exploded. Everyone throwing stuff all over the place."
The teens tried cleaning up the mess on their own, hoping to avoid trouble, but school officials suspended the seniors and canceled their prom as well as their senior trip to Disneyland. Parents are upset because only about 30 students started the food fight, yet the school is punishing the entire senior class -- all 100 of them.
Students reportedly said whatever the punishment is, it was worth the messy time. They had fun. And let's face it, some cake in the face is better than a bullet in the eye.
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