The Danbury High School Senior Prank started out easily enough with two seniors placing approximately 15,000 styrofoam cups of water in the D building's 4th corridor.
All that did was slow down the morning.
The following information came from four students in different grades at Danbury High School, who felt, for obvious reasons, they'd rather avoid being identified by name.
The day went bad in the fifth period lunch, when students started throwing inflated beach balls around the cafeteria. That lunch period ended with a bit of food being tossed. When students who finished lunch walked into the courtyard, they started throwing water bottles, milk cartons and juice boxes around. Students said the food involved was egg and cheese, ham sandwiches and jello.
The sixth period lunch was a food fight. The seventh was worse. By the end of seventh period, the students were sent to their eighth period early and not allowed to leave. In high school student speak, lock down.
School Superintendent Sal Pascarello, reached at the High School this afternoon, said 20 students were suspended, and staff were at the school cleaning up. Danbury Police issued the students infractions for creating a public disturbance, which carries a $103 fine, said Danbury Police Shift Commander Matt McNally.
In a phone message to Danbury High School parents Friday at about 6:05 p.m., parents were told the High School had a food fight and prank, and reports of any injuries were false. The school will have heightened security next week.
"We're taking this very seriously," Pascarello said.