Ohio school cancels prom over water balloon fight
by Associated Press Wire
February 08, 2013 02:38 PM | 914 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio high school has canceled its prom to punish students for a prank: a massive water balloon fight at lunch.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the principal of Withrow High School in Cincinnati says students used social media last month to plan the prank.

Principal Sharon Johnson says staff found out and tried to prevent it. She made announcements the day of the planned prank, warning students the prom would be canceled if they had the balloon fight. School officials were concerned over safety.

But about 150 to 175 students went ahead with it. Johnson says there was water everywhere and some students were upset and slipping and falling.

Johnson says she had received only a few phone calls from upset parents.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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RESPECT for Elders!!
February 09, 2013
i applaud this principal and encourage her to follow through. I also believe that if the parents of these teens go ahead and provide another "prom" they will loose control of their children. Stand up for the principle and teachers even if your child was not involved! This is just another case of direspect to authority. Once the principal was a ware of the prank and the studdents ignored the warning they showed disrespect and should get the punishment.

BTW there is life after high school and going to the prom is not the end all of everything. If you don't go it doesn't hurt;)
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