Senior Prank Shuts Colorado High School Down for 4 Days
An effective senior prank managed to shut down a Colorado High School for four days, officials say. According to the Associated Press, students at Durango High School dispersed over 30 bales of hay (not shown) around the school's common areas.
The school needed the time to properly clean up all of the debris that was left behind. While this may not seem like anything to make a fuss about, cleaning expenses are expected to top $100,000. We'd say that's a pretty big deal.
In addition, school officials say that hay can cause respiratory problems in enclosed spaces, making it a hazard to people's health. According to the report, several employees sought medical attention for respiratory discomfort.
The school also performed air quality tests, which showed that mold spore counts from the hay were four times higher than recommended levels. Re-tested air samples fell within safe levels on May 20, and the school was re-opened. There's no word on whether the senior pranksters were identified or disciplined for their actions.
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