The head of the Alton School District says annual senior class pranks must end after an incident last week cost the district an extra $5,000. Superintendent Dr. Ken Spells says while the number of students responsible was very small, the so-called traditions need to stop and he will work with the Alton High principal on addressing the issue.
Spells addressed the issue at the school board meeting this week:
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Spells was supported by Alton School Board President Ed Gray who says the pranks are embarrassing:
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Last Wednesday night or early Thursday students threw toilet paper into many trees and light polls on the Alton High campus, but some students also broke three locks and spray painted some signs and walls leading to extra work for district staff and overtime pay. A district spokesperson said the incident would not impact any student who would be graduating tomorrow night.