MCSD warns high school seniors against making pranks as end of school year approaches

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, seniors, in particular, are anxiously awaiting the moment they walk across the stage at graduation.

The Muscogee County School District is warning students-- if they pull a senior prank--there will be consequences.

"The teachers are telling us not to pull a senior prank and I mean there hasn't been a prank yet."

Senior at Columbus High, Ben Carr says he along with his classmates are taking the warning seriously. Carr, who's heading to college on a full-ride golf scholarship says there's too much at stake to risk it on a prank.

"There's so much at stake during this time of year, so why risk it with a stupid senior prank," says Carr.

Parents at Columbus High received an email today, reminding students of the consequences of senior pranks, practical jokes, and misconduct. Those actions are violating the behavior code and discipline policies of the district-- resulting in suspension and expulsion or students not walking at graduation among other possibilities.

Included in that email to Columbus High parents was a disclosure of an incident on Wednesday, May 16 saying "we did have an incident last night and it is under video investigation by school security. The perpetrators, when identified, will be punished."

"We are encouraging our staff and parents to remind the students that we are very excited about their accomplishments thus far, but that the code of conduct is still in place," says Mercedes Parham, the Muscogee County School District's Communications Director.

"There hasn't been a prank pulled yet that I know of," says Carr.

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