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Wisconsin Principal Suspended for Allowing Senior Prank

Updated: Monday, June 2 2014, 10:37 AM CDT

Dozens of people at Baraboo High School were punished for a senior prank in May, including the school's principal.

The Baraboo School District conducted an investigation into the vandalism of the high school, and discovered Principal Glenn Bildsten agreed to allow eight students to into the school after hours and unsupervised on May 21. “A student had approached the high school principal, Mr. Bildsten, and had asked permission to conduct a senior prank, and the senior prank involved rearranging some desks in the classroom,” said Baraboo School District administrator Crystal Ritzenthaler.

Because of social media though, eight students turned into 68. The pranks ranged from baby powder, glitter and cups of water spread everywhere. Soap dispensers were vandalized, and one student broke a toilet accidentally by standing on it. The school district says the students were in the school until approximately 11 p.m.

The Barabook Police Department is also investigating the vandalism, saying the senior prank went too far. "Now as far as any type of citations, again I want to clarify, this is not a criminal investigation. If, and to clarify that, if any citations are issued those would simply be municipal citations. That’s if any are issued at this time," said Lt. Robert Sinden, with Baraboo Police Department.

The disciplines for the students ranged from after-school detention to one- or two-day suspensions. Principal Bildsten received a two-day, unpaid suspension. Principal Bildsten sent a letter to parents apologizing for approving the prank. Some of the students involved were athletes, and because they broke the athletic code of conduct, they were not allowed to participate in regional athletic events.

Bildsten has been a principal in the Baraboo School District for 14 years. "He’s been a good principal. He’s been in our district for a number of years. This is his first year at the high school level however, so he’s learning about the differences with students in that age group," Ritzenthaler said.

Graduation is scheduled for June 6. None of the students will be kept from graduating.

 

Wisconsin Principal Suspended for Allowing Senior Prank


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