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Students Don Masks, Cause Stampede, Crash Cars and Piss Off Principal for Senior Prank

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It's the time of the year for high school seniors—even otherwise well-behaved honor students—to blow off steam and pull one last prank.But at least one group of students is paying the price for senior year hijinks. Administrators at a charter high school in Carson thought its students went too far with their end-of-the-year antics, according to The Daily Breeze.

A caravan of seven seniors rolled through The New Millennium Secondary School at the end of the school year, wearing masks, shooting water guns and throwing water balloons from their cars at the underclassmen.

The prank worked a little too well. The masked pranksters seemed to genuinely freak out some of the underclassmen, causing a stampede that caused a few students to get trampled. Administrators also weren't fans of the way that the cars careened around the campus parking lot with a bunch of kids (probably not wearing a seatbelt or anything). Two of the cars ended up getting in a fender bender.

But when the administration tried to punish the students, that only pissed off the parents—particularly the mom of an honors student. School principal Kim Irons wanted to bar the students from walking across the stage at graduation until she had to face down some serious pressure from the parents who pointed out that a teacher sort of greenlit the whole plan. (That teacher may or may not have been fired, but the principal wouldn't say).

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Now the students have to give a presentation on why what they did was so terribly wrong, and they will end up missing Grad Night at Disneyland.