HENDRY COUNTY, Fla -- High school pranks. A lot of you might have participated in them, but students at two Hendry County high schools may have gone too far -- with $20,000 in damages at one school and a cheeky hacked memo going out at another.
Labelle Senior High School students managed to send an email addressed to all faculty, staff, and students about a "Mandatory Penis Inspection," yes you read that correctly.
"It was something funny, but at the same time it was something scary," said Kenneth Carrion, a parent who lives in Labelle. Carrion says he found the humor in it, but he says it’s something serious too.
"You get some high schooler hacking into the system, think about it, what are we doing wrong for security?"
The Labelle High Dean of Students did send an email to parents apologizing for the prank, but exactly how the students pulled it off is something the district is still looking into.
Then there’s Clewiston High School, where they’re $20,000 dollars lighter because of a prank pulled there. The district says 37 students spray-painted sidewalks and buildings, and destroyed curtains in the auditorium. That resulted in suspensions, and fines and we’re learning some seniors might not walk at graduation. Now parents and students are fighting to get that chance back.
"As days past, I realized my mistakes, and understood why everyone was so ashamed of me, I brought shame to myself and to my family, I’ve come to ask for my seat back and my speech at graduation," said one student in Tuesday nights school board meeting.
We have reached out to the district for comment, but we have not heard back from them, we will let you know what comes out of their decision on whether or not they’ll allow those seniors to walk at graduation.