MAMARONECK– It’s a case of “They said, They said…” in today’s annual Mamaroneck High School Senior prank:
Frustrated by a lack of parking this year due to field construction and other issues, a group of Seniors met this morning and drove in a convoy to the school, parked, and dispersed, blocking as many staff parking spots as they could.
A parent email came to theLoop early this morning, saying,”The senior class prank of parking in the teachers’ parking spaces has sent the staff and administration into a meltdown, threatening students and parents alike. They claim that the students parked their cars illegally but they have just parked in the teachers’ spots. This sort of bully behavior is an outrage. It’s just a little harmless fun by a very smart group of kids. I vote we support our kids.”
The police were called, tickets issued, and one student emailed us, “We all now have court dates!” He added, “And the teachers were screaming at us!”
“Where are we supposed to park to get to work on time?” said one frustrated teacher. (Though incoming Principal Liz Clain, a teacher at the school, reportedly saw the prank, laughed and parked across the street.) Police were called so that the school day would begin on time, and the following message was sent to parents and students at 7:39 am:
Please Note: Cars parked illegally in the front lot at Mamaroneck High School will be ticketed and towed. They will begin doing so within the next half hour, so please remove your car immediately if it is parked illegally.
Were the kids just having a little fun? Or did the Staff respond appropriately? Tell us what you think:
photos: Bryce Loebel