TACOMA — End of the year pranks have long been a high school tradition.
But bragging about a number of disgusting pranks on Twitter led to the suspension of 38 students at Stadium High School in Tacoma.
More than a dozen cars near the Tacoma school were vandalized earlier this month, Tacoma Public School spokeswoman Elle Warmuth said, when students covered them with Silly String, shaving cream and water balloons.
School officials said some students also jumped on some of the cars and painted them with shoe polish, allegedly causing permanent damage to the vehicles
But in the most egregious stunt, some of the students also urinated and defecated on the cars, students and officials said.
When school officials investigated who perpetrated the pranks, they uncovered the names of some Stadium High School juniors who bragged about their exploits on Twitter. School officials compiled a list of students who talked about the pranks on Twitter, and 38 students were suspended from school Thursday and Friday, the last two days of school.
It is unknown if any of the students faced harsher punishment.