LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – This last full day of school for seniors at Los Lunas High got a little crazy. The senior pranks even sent a security guard to the hospital.
There’s been a lot of concern this week over senior pranks getting out of hand. The school sent out a recorded message Friday morning, letting parents know there was a bit of campus chaos.
“We had our seniors doing some pranks that occurred this morning. All students are fine. Please allow us some time to clear our hallways and deal with the situation. There is no emergency,” said the recording.
The message said it would keep students in their first-period class for the time being.
“We didn’t have that many pranks, but we were just running around the school, and it got a little crazy I guess,” senior Andrew Salazar said.
Campus police say a group of seniors entered the new part of Los Lunas High that’s still under construction Friday morning. They say a security guard followed them and a student set off a fire extinguisher.
“The security guard had a reaction to the fire extinguisher, chemical and was transported for precautionary reasons,” Desi Garcia, with Los Lunas Schools Police, said.
“We’re not bad kids, like I said just trying to have fun…live up our last day of high school,” senior Cameron Calderon said.
Parents were taking to Facebook to try to get to the bottom of what was going on. One wrote, “Harmless senior pranks are one thing, but a prank that can harm other is what ruins it for everyone!”
Friday comes on the heels of two Los Lunas High School students being suspended for riding up to campus on horses. Cell phone video emerged of kids laying in hallways blocking traffic. And there were countless rumors all week of other pranks that may or may not have happened.
Senior checkout is Monday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the gym.
Graduation is next Saturday.
Police said students were held accountable for their actions with the fire extinguisher, but they did not elaborate.