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Senior pranks okay as long as they don’t go overboard

It’s graduation season and seniors across the nation are pulling pranks, including leaving smelly, dead fish in lockers or removing all the mice from  the computer lab.

National Association of Social Workers member Mindy Utay, MSW, in this article in the Associated Press said such pranks are okay as long as they do not get out of control.

“It’s something they look forward to after all the pressure — a chance to take back some of the control,” said Utay, a therapist and clinical social worker in private practice in Manhattan.

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  1. I feel that students should have the right to enjoy the last bit of high school. Obviously there is a limit to the things that they are allowed to do, but they should still get the chance to have fun. What did you do at that age? You pulled pranks, or at least cheered the students on who pulled the pranks. So, before a principal decides to ban anything for that matter, make sure you have your story straight for when the public comes down on you, hard. Depending on what degree of pranks they pull, give the students a break and let loose a little. You were young, now it is their turn to be young. Do not take it away from them.

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