Prank Gets Dallas Students Banned From Graduation

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Two Madison High School students have been banned from their graduation ceremony and face criminal citations for their senior prank.

Apparently school officials didn’t like the pest control problem they caused by releasing crickets and frogs on campus.

WFAA is reporting that Da’Rontae Tarpley and Donnail Tekle have been cited for diorderly conduct after the incident on Monday.

The pair released more than 100 crickets and 4 frogs during fourth period.

“When I’m telling all my family, ‘Hold off on your travel plans because Da’Rontae was arrested,’ they’re thinking he was arrested for something major — killing a mascot or something.,” said his mother, Toya Robinson-Watkins to WFAA. “When I tell them what it’s about, they’re like ‘What?!'”

“I was appalled because, you know, you can’t graduate over a senior prank? It’s like tradition,” Tarpley added.

The principal had issued a warning against performing senior pranks and said the consequences would be not participating in the graduation ceremony.

“I think this is a horrible way to make an example of somebody,” Robinson-Watkins said. “She [the principal] got the police involved. My son has never never had police involvement. Never.”

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