BREAKING NEWS: Seniors pull senior prank with phone alarms

Above is a student using his phone. Seniors set all of their phone alarms for 10 a.m. on May 24 as a senior prank. 
“If you want to play that game, there’s going to be some kind of consequence,”  Assistant Principal Scott Parseghian said.

Above is a student using his phone. Seniors set all of their phone alarms for 10 a.m. on May 24 as a senior prank. “If you want to play that game, there’s going to be some kind of consequence,” Assistant Principal Scott Parseghian said.

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On May 24 at 10 a.m., the alarms on seniors’ phones went off throughout the school. Seniors placed their phones in various locations around school according to their last name. The phone alarms went off in ceiling tiles, printers, the media center and classrooms. The prank was described as “disruptive” by Assistant Principal Scott Parseghian.

“I was in a meeting [and got] pulled out of the meeting, then [Assistant Principal Ethan] Dolleman and I had to do a sweep of the whole school,” Parseghian said.

Others also did not enjoy the prank.

“I didn’t really experience any of it, but what I heard is that it wasn’t particularly funny. It was harmless and it didn’t make a mess, so overall it wasn’t a big deal,” classics teacher Ed DeHoratius said.

“It was a little annoying because I couldn’t figure out what it was, and I was trying to do work in the Commons. I don’t think it worked too well,” sophomore Shaelee Comettant said.

English teacher Sara Snow showed concern that many seniors left their phones in places where they could have been broken.

“One was left in the hallway of the English department and someone could’ve easily trodden on it without even noticing,” Snow said.

According to Parseghian, 15 to 20 phones were being held by administrators in the main office until the end of the school day as a consequence for these actions. Teachers were told to bring any phones found in the school from the prank to the assistant principals. Other possible consequences were being discussed by administrators.

“If you want to play that game, there’s going to be some kind of consequence,” Parseghian said.

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