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Mt. Juliet High School seniors suspended for lying in hallway for prank

Posted: Updated: May 23, 2014 01:02 AM
Dozens of Mt. Juliet High School students were suspended because of a senior prank. Dozens of Mt. Juliet High School students were suspended because of a senior prank.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -

Dozens of students at Mt. Juliet High School have been suspended after they carried out a senior prank.

The prank took place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning and involved 25 to 30 students lying in the hallway in their pajamas for the so-called “Senior Snuggle.”

Some had props with them such as pillows, blankets and stuffed animals as they lay on the floor.

School officials said it was a safety hazard because the prank blocked the hallway, the elevator of the three-story building and almost brought pedestrian traffic in the hallway to a halt.

In a statement, Mary Ann Sparks, the Interim Director of Wilson County schools, said, “This incident created a disturbance and disruption of the school, as well as creating a safety hazard for those trying to step over the students."

Mikaila Duck said she wore pajamas to school to participate in the prank, but quickly changed her mind when she saw others getting in trouble.

“I was going to lay down as well, but as soon as I saw people getting suspended, I just kind of decided not to lay down. I walked off to the side so that I wouldn't get caught,” Duck explained. “We actually had a meeting for 30 minutes spitting out ideas like trying to find something that wouldn't harm anybody, that wouldn't be a big deal, or hurt the school in any way. I was really surprised that they were suspending people for just laying down in the hallway,” she continued.

The students' suspension was set for Friday, which is Senior Field Day.

The majority of those involved were seniors slated to graduate May 31.

The consequences for this violation will not prevent them from taking exams or participating in the graduation ceremony.

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