ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – Officials say 31 students have been suspended from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor for five days after a scavenger hunt that included defecating on rival schools’ athletic fields.

The suspensions begin Friday and end May 19, following the scavenger hunt that was intended as a senior prank.

Each student also will perform community service and pay about $90 in restitution, as well as write letters of apology.

“They were participating in a senior scavenger hunt and caused some damage at our other two comprehensive high schools, Huron and Skyline, including cutting down of tennis nets and damage to some of the athletic fields,” Ann Arbor Public Schools spokeswoman Liz Margolis said.

According to Margolis, about 10 of the 31 were heavily involved in the May 5 hunt that included spray painting the letter P on athletic fields of Huron and Skyline high schools.

The rest of those suspended were either on the schools’ property or in cars when apprehended.

The students are banned from attending the school’s annual all-night graduation party, but they will get to walk in the ceremony.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (3)
  1. Jim says:

    And these are the type of idiots that our tax dollars are spent on? Make them, the parents pay, and then charge them tuition. And school systems want more? I’m just sayin’…

  2. Kristen says:

    Although the behavior of these students is appalling and certainly not to be taken lightly; I hardly think that the behavior of these 31 students represent the student body as a whole at Pioneer High school, the 10th largest school in the state, or value of education in the State of Michigan. I might add that Pioneer was listed as a “Silver Medal School” by the US News & World Report. Oh and no, I don’t have a student at Pioneer or even live near Ann Arbor.

  3. Arun Datta says:

    Shut up jim they still deserve an education. I go to skyline and i think it was still a funny prank, You only live once, and they did a damn good job of it.

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