Satsuma senior prank sparks heated debate at private mtg

The Satsuma School Board called a private meeting with parents and students Thursday night, May 15 to discuss a senior prank earlier this week.

The meeting took place in the school’s library where FOX10 News was asked to leave. Superintendent Dr. Joe Walters said the meeting is closed to the public and he wanted to first address the parents.

An employee with the school system who asked to remain anonymous said seniors brought 500 crickets into the school and a mouse into a classroom. The employee also said the students moved cafeteria tables, chairs, trophies and placed cups of water in the front office.

At one point during the meeting the superintendent said the discussion of students not walking at graduation Friday was a strong possibility for discipline.

After much debate according to students, they will walk but must perform community service. Satsuma Police Chief Chris McLean said students will be required to help with setting up at graduation Friday, May 16. They’ll also be asked to clean up around the school and the firing range.

After an hour and a half of what Walters called an emotional meeting, parents and students said they were pleased with the outcome.


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