A Michigan high school senior prank was sanctioned by the mayor and police, but not by the principal, who suspended the students for biking to school.
(ABC) Graduating seniors are famous for pulling pranks to commemorate their final days of high school, but students at Kenowa Hills High School in Michigan weren’t interested in the usual silly hijinks or immature escapades that often end in suspension or police involvement.
So rather than do something that would bring shame upon their school’s name, Kenowa High’s seniors decided to put their pride in their school on full display by organizing a bicycle ride through the city of Walker to their school.
About 60 students, about one-third of the senior class, took part in the bike ride on Tuesday. They had organized a police escort beforehand, and the city’s mayor, Rob VerHeulen, traveled in the procession in a police car and even handed out doughnuts.
A good time was had by all, except for school Principal Katharine Pennington. Apparently dismayed at not having been informed about the event, Pennington suspended the participants for the day, forbade them from participating in today’s senior walk — an annual tradition — and said they could potentially not walk during their graduation next week, Rachel Nicks, the mother of one of the participating students, told ABC News.