CUMBERLAND, Wis. — When the local police department offers congratulations to an entire class on its senior prank, you know they pulled off something great.
The class of 2018 at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin created an original and labor-intensive senior prank using some tape, a black tarp, bricks and an old vehicle. The class created somewhat of an optical illusion, making it appear as if a car had crashed through the side of the school, just outside the principal’s office.
The windows of the car were decorated with messages saying, “C-ya May 19, 2018!” and “CHS Class of 2018 We’re Bustin Out.”
In a post on its Facebook page, the Cumberland Police Department wrote, “Hats off to the Cumberland High School Class of 2018 on your senior prank. Congratulation (sic) Class of 2018 on one of best senior pranks that Cumberland High School has seen. Congratulations to all the seniors who are graduating.”
However, pranks can go a little too far sometimes.
One mom in Des Moines, Iowa got quite a shock when police showed up to her home, guns drawn, asking about a bizarro 9-1-1 call that said, "My name is Amanda Root Wallace and my son Seth, I don't know what's gone on. He had a fight with his daddy Donald and he shot him."
The real Amanda Wallace and her husband John, who clearly had not been shot, were both really confused after listening to the phony call that turned out to be a giant hoax called swatting, a prank that ends up with a swat team being called to action.
"I'm very creeped out and it really bothered me that they used my son's name," Amanda said. "It's just really sad that somebody would take the time to do something like that. I mean what a horrible thing to say, to just make it up."
Get this, police traced the number to a jiffy lube right here in the Lone Star State!
Pranks can be all fun and games, but there's clearly a right way to do it!